11/27/07 -- Norman, OK - A man claiming he was trying to break up a fight has been charged with biting off the ear of another man.
According to court records, Joseph Edward Johnson, 27, of Pauls Valley, was arrested last saturday on complaints of maiming and public drunk.
Reportedly, a friend of Johnson's got into an altercation with another man in the 700 block of Asp in Norman. Johnson, wanting to be the ever vigilante BFF, decided to pull a Vincent van Gogh and promptly bit off the ear of the victim.
When police arrived they noted Johnson had a strong odor of alcohol about him and slurd speech (maybe he just had some ear stuck in his teeth).
The victim was rushed to the hospital.
The next day Johnson was charged with felony maiming and public drunk in Cleveland County.
Johnson was released from jail after posting a $50,000 bond.
Johnson's next court appearance is set for November 27.