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Hoboken Man Loses Part of His Ear in Brawl

The fight took place early on Sunday on Third Street.

A Hoboken man had part of his ear bitten on Third Street in an early morning brawl on Sunday, police said. 

Hoboken Police arrested Richard Vasquez, a 22-year-old West Orange, and charged him with aggravated assault for allegedly punching the victim as well as biting off part of his ear. 

A Hoboken detective walked by the area early Sunday morning and witnessed a verbal altercation, police said. The victim, a 22-year-old Hobokenite, told police he had been assaulted and that part of his ear was bitten off, according to police reports. 

The ear was missing a piece and there was blood gushing from the wound, police said. 

The victim told police that Vasquez had walked away on Third Street and a marked police car stopped him in front of 318 Washington St. a short while later, police said. 

The victim told police that he was walking down Third Street after getting food at McDonalds when he witnessed a fight. 

"As he passed the parties fighting, he was pulled into the fight," the police report stated.

He was then struck by unknown people, the victim told police, and one man bit him in the ear, police said.

The victim was taken to the Hoboken University Medical Center where he was treated for his injuries. Police looked for the missing part of the ear, but nothing was found, police said. 

HobokenTownie October 01, 2012 at 06:41 PM
And in this corner, the former undisputed heavy weight champion of the world.....Iron Mike Tyson....
CuriousReplacement October 01, 2012 at 06:54 PM
Ears bitten off, twinkie shortage, lawsuits going nowhere fast - Dawn's legacy.
Daniel Toma October 01, 2012 at 07:07 PM
What's with ear-biting? At least cook it in some garlic and oil first
Daniel Toma October 01, 2012 at 07:08 PM
I don't understand. Wasn't McDonald's still open? I've heard of being hungry, and I know that McD's isn't the healthiest choice, but the biter doesn't know where that ear has been.
Hobbs October 01, 2012 at 07:28 PM
Did McDonald's run out of Happy meals again ? :-)
Gardiner4Freeholder October 01, 2012 at 07:33 PM
Ears bitten off, Lunch with Dwek, Not filing ELEC reports, agreeing on camera to take a bribe, jumping the list to Church Towers, 1% Jersey Shore house ownership, closing Civic Association, Voting no on a new Senior bus, Voting no against business owners on Washington Street, obstructing the hospital deal and costing Hoboken millions, rubber stamp on HHA board, continued grand standing against proper fiscal process, yep that is the Mike Russo legacy on Hoboken City Council. EPIC FAIL!
puzzledone October 01, 2012 at 07:34 PM
Sounds like a low carb treat to me.
Anthony Melero October 01, 2012 at 10:37 PM
Claire Moses, from the ill composition of this article, it is evident that you need to improve your writing skills.
Captain Kirk October 03, 2012 at 04:23 PM
Did anyone bring this fellow some fava beans or a nice chianti?

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