They sure know how to have a good time down East!
A  man accused of biting off his cousin’s ear lobe and swallowing it during a fight over loud music has pleaded not guilty to assault and other charges.
Twenty-seven-year-old Emilio Mendoza was arraigned Wednesday in court and ordered held on $50,000 bail.
The Advocate reports ( ) that Mendoza’s cousin and roommate, 31-year-old George Perez, also pleaded not guilty Wednesday to assault and disorderly conduct charges connected to the brawl.
(His left ear was missing!)
Police say the two men were intoxicated and started fighting after Perez asked Mendoza to turn down the music.
Police say Mendoza admitted swallowing the ear lobe.
Mendoza’s lawyer said he hadn’t seen the police report detailing the allegations against his client, and declined to comment.
George Perez, meanwhile, when questioned about the fight, was heard to say: “Eh?”