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Chicago man charged with biting off another man's ear

Cook County Sheriff's Office

Police say Richard Vody bit off another man's ear during a dispute in a Chicago suburb Friday morning.

A 28-year-old man is charged with breaking into a suburban Chicago home and biting off another man's ear during an argument on Friday, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s Office.

Richard Vody, of Justice, Ill., forced his way into the victim’s home early Friday and, during a heated  dispute, leaned in and bit off half of the 26-year-old’s right ear, according to police. Authorities said the victim’s girlfriend also lived in the home and all three knew each other.

Firefighters responded to the scene and took the victim to an area hospital for treatment. With the help of Chicago police canine units, the missing part of the man’s ear was found Saturday near the home.

Vody is charged with home invasion, aggravated battery and domestic battery, according to a press release from the Cook County Sheriff’s Office.

He is currently out on $250,000 bond, and is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday.