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CT Man Loses Left Ear Lobe After Asking His Cousin to Turn Down the Music

Update Date: Feb 12, 2013 01:57 PM EST
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Next time you ask someone to turn down the music, you might actually just end up losing an ear. A Connecticut man reportedly bit off and swallowed his cousin's ear lobe during a brawl over loud music.

The Associated Press reports that Stamford police charged 27-year-old Emilio Mendoza with first-degree assault and other crimes early Monday morning in connection with the physical attack on his cousin, 29-year-old Ruiz Clemente-Perez.

Clemente-Perez told authorities that he had asked Mendoza to turn down his loud music because he had to go to work in the morning. However, instead of being courteous and turning down the volume, Mendoza started punching his cousin in the head. During the fight, Mendoza allegedly bit off a portion of Clemente-Perez's left ear lobe and swallowed it.

Stamford police say that Clemente-Perez was bleeding and missing a part of his ear when they arrived on scene. Clemente-Perez also suffered a broken nose and fractured eye socket, according to the Associated Press.

Mendoza was arrested and detained on $100,000 bail, and it is unclear whether or not he has a lawyer. 

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