View Full Version : Mexican Bites Ear Off Mexican roommate Arguing About Trump: Pittsburgh

The Bobster
01-23-2017, 03:59 PM

Man Bites Ear Off Arguing About Trump: Pittsburgh Police
Published at 10:51 AM EST on Jan 23, 2017 | Updated at 11:01 AM EST on Jan 23, 2017

Pittsburgh police are searching for a man who bit the ear off another man as they argued about President Donald Trump.

Officers responded to a gas station in the city's East Liberty neighborhood about 6:45 a.m. Monday, after the victim ran there for help.

Police say they know who the ear-biting suspect is, but have declined to name him while they search for the suspect and continued to investigate.

Police spokeswoman Emily Schaffer says she's unable to say at this point whether the victim was pro- or anti-Trump, or which position motivated the attacker.

The 30-year-old victim was attacked at his apartment after a verbal argument turned physical. The suspect then left.

Police say they recovered the victim's ear in the apartment and he was taken to UPMC Presbyterian hospital.

01-23-2017, 05:05 PM

Man Bit Roommate’s Ear Off Out Of Fear Trump Would ‘Send Him Back To Mexico’
January 23, 2017 10:33 AM


PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) – Police say a man bit the ear off another man in Pittsburgh as they argued about President Donald Trump.

Victim Marco Ortiz, 30, was bitten at his apartment at around 6:45 a.m. Monday in the city’s East Liberty neighborhood after a verbal argument turned physical. He ran to a gas station for help.

According to Ortiz, the roommate bit off part of his ear, twisted his finger and threatened to kill him. Not because of anything Ortiz did, but because his roommate feared that Trump will try to send him back to Mexico.

“Anytime he’s drinking, he’s going crazy,” Ortiz said. “All he would say is ‘if Donald Trump gonna take me out I gotta kill so many people, then somebody kill me and I am happy.'”

The victim’s ear was recovered by police in the apartment. Police say he was taken to UPMC Presbyterian hospital in stable condition.

Police say they know who bit the man’s ear and are searching for him. They wouldn’t give his name.

The Bobster
01-24-2017, 07:57 PM

'You're Going to Die Tonight': Pittsburgh Ear-Biting Victim Talks about Drunken Roommate's Alleged Attack
By Wire Reports and NBC10 Staff
Published at 1:23 PM EST on Jan 24, 2017 | Updated 6 hours ago

http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/Marcus+Ortiz+Ear+Bite+Scratches+Pittsburgh.JPG 
Marcus Ortiz

A man who had his ear bitten off Monday said his roommate allegedly attacked him in a drunken rage during an argument about President Donald Trump.

Police and the bite victim, 30-year-old Marcos Ortiz, haven't identified the suspect who remained on the loose Tuesday.

Ortiz returned home from the hospital Monday night with a bandage on his ear, bandages on his hand and scratches on his face. He told WPXI Pittsburgh the other man was drunk and angry about not having winning lottery tickets, then attacked him after expressing fears he'll be deported under the Trump Administration.

Ortiz said his roommate then pushed him down the steps. Ortiz ran to the nearby gas station for help around 6:45 a.m. Monday after the man grabbed knife and threatened to kill him, Ortiz said.

"He went crazy," Ortiz said. "'You're going to die tonight!' And I said, 'Why?'"

Police found Ortiz's ear in the apartment but the roommate was gone, according to WPXI.

Ortiz, who is also from Mexico, said the man has been his roommate for about six months and is in the country legally.

Police spokeswoman Emily Schaffer told WPXI she was unable to say whether the victim was pro- or anti-Trump, or which position motivated the attack.