Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Police in Connecticut say that a Hispanic bit off his cousin's ear lobe and swallowed it during a fight over loud music
Officers in Stamford charged 27-year-old Emilio Mendoza with first-degree assault and other crimes in connection with the attack on his cousin, 29-year-old Ruiz Clemente-Perez. Clemente-Perez told police that he asked Mendoza to turn down his loud music because he had to work in the morning, but Mendoza started punching him in the head. During the brawl, Mendoza bit off part of Clemente-Perez's left ear and swallowed it. Officers say that Clemente-Perez was bleeding and missing part of his ear when they arrived. He also suffered a broken nose and fractured eye socket. Mendoza is detained on $100,000 bail.