A lover’s quarrel over infidelity took a Mike Tyson-esque turn when an Arizona man allegedly bit off a piece of his boyfriend’s ear.
Edward Anthony Lopez Gomez, 25, allegedly bit a chunk of his boyfriend's left ear off during a heated argument in a Phoenix last week.
"I just remember him looking at me in shock, with blood in his mouth, and me just feeling like a faucet was pouring ... blood," victim Marcos Brito told Fox 10 Phoenix. "I just felt it run down my chest."
When law enforcement arrived on the scene, they found Brito in the parking lot holding his left ear, according to a probable cause statement obtained by AzFamily. Brito told investigators that Gomez "accused him of cheating" and that the verbal altercation "turned physical when Edward cornered him in the bathroom."
At that point, Brito said his boyfriend ripped off part of his ear with his teeth. He asked Gomez for help after the biting, but he refused, according to the statement.
Gomez allegedly admitted to the attack but claimed self-defense, saying he was the one cornered inside the bathroom, according to Fox 10. Gomez has been charged with aggravated domestic assault. He has since been released on bail. It’s not clear if he has a lawyer who can speak on his behalf at this time. An arraignment hearing for him has been scheduled for Valentine’s Day. Brito underwent surgery and doctors were able to reattach his left ear.
The couple had been together for about three years.
Of course, the most notorious ear-biting incident took place in 1997, when Mike Tyson bit off a chunk of Evander Holyfield's ear during a heavyweight title boxing bout.
[Photo: Phoenix Police Department]
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