May 14, 2009

Man accused of biting another man’s ear

Police in Wisconsin said a man was arrested for allegedly biting off part of another man's ear during an argument that turned into a physical confrontation.

Kenosha police said Antoine Parks was arrested early Monday morning at the home of the 30-year-old victim, who was taken to Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa, Wis., for surgery to repair his ear, the Kenosha News reported Thursday.

The victim told police that Parks is a relative of his girlfriend and had been staying at their home. He said Parks became angry after he was asked to leave and attacked him with a hammer while the two men were packing Parks' belongings.

Police said the victim attempted to defend himself with a screwdriver and Parks bit part of the man's ear off during the ensuing struggle.

Parks initially surrendered to police but was stunned with a Taser while trying to flee moments later. He charged with suspicion of mayhem and resisting arrest. Police in Appleton, Wis., also issued a warrant for Parks on a charge of causing property damage.