Skip to comments.Ear bitten off in road rage incident (Indiana)
Posted on 04/03/2009 1:19:53 AM PDT by appleseed
NEW CASTLE, Ind. - New Castle police said a road rage incident escalated to violence Wednesday when a driver actually bit off another man's ear.
Jefferey Guffey said he was riding his bike and stopped to talk to two kids on the side of the road when Curtis "Alan" Cross sped by in his SUV.
Guffey said he told Cross to slow down. But he said Cross pulled his SUV in front of him and put it in reverse.
"(Cross) encountered a bicycle that he found frustrating to get around, said Detective Ross Frame with New Castle Police Department.
Police said both men exchanged hand gestures. Guffey said Cross then got out of his car and started yelling at him.
"Jumped out and said, 'What did you say?', and I said, 'You need to watch where you are going, there's kids here', said Guffey.
Guffey said Cross, a man he had never met before, then started attacking him.
"He come bum-rushing me and grabbed me like this, and started taking chunks out of my ear and spitting them at me, he said.
Police recovered some of the pieces of Guffey's ear at the scene, but doctors were unable to re-attach the ear.
Guffey said if he could do it all over again, he would still call out Cross.
"When it comes to kids, I'll get involved, he said.
The prosecutors office charged Cross with battery. He told investigators he bit Guffey because he thought Guffey was going to bite him on the neck.
Was his name Michael Tyson Van Gogh?
“Guffey said Cross, a man he had never met before, then started attacking him.
“He come bum-rushing me and grabbed me like this, and started taking chunks out of my ear and spitting them at me, he said”
I’m just speculating here, but it sounds like Cross could be a meth-head.
Hmmm, a savage with a middle name in quotes. Maybe it's a typo, should be "Allah"..
I tried posting his picture but it wouldn’t go. It’s on the WishTV link.
Taste like chicken?
The Indy Star said Cross was charged with battery resulting in serious bodily injury. Bail was set at $3,250.
Smith and Wesson (or KelTec) don’t leave home without it...
“Jefferey Guffey said he was riding his bike and stopped to talk to two kids on the side of the road when Curtis “Alan” Cross sped by in his SUV.
Guffey said he told Cross to slow down. But he said Cross pulled his SUV in front of him and put it in reverse. “
must be a helluva brake package on that evil SUV. went from speeding by to pulling in front of a stopped bike rider instantly. gotta love modern reporters.
How many of us have been taught never to hitchhike because of people like this on the road? Yet the bicyclist thinks it’s OK to try to teach the nut a lesson without having protection. Hope it was worth losing an ear.
This guy has made those streets safer for children, at the cost of an ear. I applaud him for his bravery and physical courage.
“Can you hear me now?”
(bad bad bad)
“This guy has made those streets safer for children, at the cost of an ear. I applaud him for his bravery and physical courage.”
Ear today, gone tomorrow.
Okay, the SUV rolled by for 212.5 feet after he applied the brakes, ending up 212.5 front of the bike. He then put the SUV in reverse, and backed up 212.2 feet and stopped the SUV. He then got out and confronted the bike man.
There. Is that better? Jeez.
Oh and I'm pretty sure my High School English teacher comes here just to haunt me.
Sounds to me like Guffey will be the owner of that SUV and a new house as well.
Medical bills, pain and suffering, assault, permanent life long injury, and probably some and attorney can think of I know nothing about.
Some Martial Arts would have been in order here, a Gun would have just made the Rats happy.
...you forgot the loss of consortium claim by his wife...She will have been deprived of ear love.