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Man gouges out eye and bites off nose of man who took away his umbrella

By Mason White 6:46 PM January 5, 2017
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By: Mahesh Sarin

A man who was angry that another man took away his umbrella, attacked him and bit off part of his nose, according to police in California.

San Diego police said that they have arrested a 44-year-old man, who was not identified, after being accused of gouging out the eye of a 60-year-old man.

The suspect has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon and aggravated mayhem. He was booked into jail, pending a bail hearing.

According to the police investigation, the fight began on Thursday around 8:30 p.m., after the suspect rammed a shopping cart into the victim.

The two men started yelling at each other. The suspect then took out an umbrella and hit the victim. When the victim took away the umbrella, the suspect began to beat him.

During the fight, the suspect bit into a piece of the victim’s nose and gouged one of his eyes out. The victim was taken to a nearby hospital, where he is said to be in stable condition.

His injuries were not considered life-threatening.