Saturday, February 14, 2009
The Perils of Modern Parking
Oregon man loses green earlobe in fight over parking spot
Published - Feb 13 2009 07:37PM CST
Police said two roommates began fighting over a parking space on Thursday night, and the dispute ended when one man bit off the other's green earlobe. Officer Kevin Krebs said it appeared that the victim came home and parked in a spot preferred by his roommate, starting the fight.
Police said a 25-year-old man was treated for the ear injury and released from the hospital. Krebs said doctors were unable to reattach his right earlobe. No explanation for the unusually colored earlobe was provided by either police or hospital staff, not speaking on condition of ignorance.
The man was booked on an assault charge. At the bail hearing the roommate told he magistrate he had expected the green ear to taste like mint, or avocado or even a grren apple but it didn't. His court appointed attorney told him to shut up. His Bail was set at $250,000.