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An Earful And A Mouthful: Insulted Woman Bites Off Man’s Ear

So I’m listening to the radio [yesterday] when I hear a story about a woman who was called “fat” by a 24-year-old man at a party. What does she do?

The Omaha World Herald is reporting that she bit off more than she could chew by literally biting off his ear.

Police at a Lincoln, Nebraska hospital responded to a call in the emergency room at 3:25AM on April 28th when the unnamed, one-eared man claimed 21-year-old Anna Godfrey bit off his ear for calling her “fat” at a party. The ear chunk is missing in action.

The woman was charged with felony assault. She pleaded not fat, using the “food goggles” defense. Actually, she’s claiming he gave her an earful so she took it.

Word has it this bit will be on Saturday Night Live this weekend. I can’t wait to see that. Perhaps the plastic surgeon could give him surgical elf ears while they’re at it.

Just imagine the next time she tries to get a job and someone Google’s her or her next boyfriend does a search on the Internet. She’s going to be known as the “Fat Ear Lady” for the rest of her life. (Come on — let’s hear some good one-liners for this one.)

*This blog post was originally published at The Happy Hospitalist*


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