A Lincoln, Neb., woman who apparently chafed at being called “fat” bit off part of her taunter’s ear in revenge, police reported Wednesday. Twenty-one-year-old Anna Godfrey is under arrest for suspicion of felony assault. The missing portion of her victim’s ear could not be found.
Godfrey’s revenge bite does not stand alone in the don’t mess with me annals. Among other examples of revenge bites:
In January, a police officer confronted Fernando Cooper, 31 outside a bar in Chicago and a physical altercation ensued in which Cooper bit off the officer’s nipple.
That same month in Jonesville, Mich., 27-year-old Bobbie Smith took revenge on her sister during an argument by biting off what police called “a significant portion” of her sister’s nose, according to MSNBC.
New Karala reported in November that a 25-year-old gardener in Orissa, India became so angry when a snake bit him that he bit the snake back, deliberately chewing off parts of the snake’s body. Ramesh Kumar Janda fell unconscious but survived after receiving emergency treatment. The snake was not so lucky, dying moments after Ramesh bit him.
Is all this biting a primitive response to recent economic pressures?
Back in July 2008, an Iowa City man enraged by hitting by a shovel by a friend during a fued bit off his friend’s nose
Then there was the guy from Sasawka, Okla., who in 2007, apparently angered by his ex-wife’s remarriage attacked the couple, biting off and swallowing one of her fingers and one of her new husband’s ears.
In England in 2001, a woman responded to a man sitting on her to try to break up a fight by biting off one of his testicles while a woman from Chicago that same man bit off a man’s testicles when he tried to rape her.
A revenge biter chewed off a O’Fallon, Mo., man’s ear in March 2009, after learning the man was having an affair with his wife. In that case, the ear was re-attached.