D.C. man's ear bitten off during attack in NW

(WJLA) - There is disgust and shock after D.C. Police say a 21-year-old man’s ear was bitten off during an attack outside of this apartment building on Peabody Street Northwest.

On Tuesday at 4:15 p.m., court documents revealed that the victim had just entered the lobby as a man walked in behind him and started to roll up some marijuana. The victim told the man he needed to take it outside, and the man became angry and asked the victim what he was going to do about it.

The victim replied that he did not want to fight, and walked outside. But once outside the building, police said the man tried to punch the victim, who then swung back. And that is when the attacker allegedly put the 21-year-old victim in a choke-hold and bit his ear off.

According to police, the 21-year-old man was bleeding profusely and badly hurt, but managed to walk three blocks to Georgia Avenue, where passing officers saw him crossing the street and yelling for help. They finally got to him just as he collapsed in front of the 4th District Police Station.

Court records show that nearly half of his left ear lobe was bitten off, and the victim was fortunately able to describe the violent attacker whom officers say they found walking not too far away with a noticeable amount of blood on his clothing. He is now behind bars.