STAMFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A Connecticut man is accused of biting off his cousin’s ear lobe and swallowing it during a fight over loud music.

Twenty-seven-year-old Emilio Mendoza has been charged with first-degree assault, interfering with police, forgery and disorderly conduct in the incident.

Police in Stamford said Mendoza got upset early Monday morning when his cousin, 29-year-old Ruiz Clemente-Perez, asked him to turn down his music.

Clemente-Perez was also charged with third-degree assault, according to the Stamford Advocate.

Officers said Mendoza started a brawl by punching Clemente-Perez in the head and then bit off and swallowed his cousin’s left ear lobe.

Officers said Clemente-Perez was bleeding and missing part of his ear when they arrived. He also suffered a broken nose and fractured eye socket.

Mendoza was detained on $100,000 bail.

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