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Ear bitten off in road rage incident (Indiana)
WishTV.com ^ | 02 Apr 2009 | Jennifer McGilvray

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 prosecutor’s office charged Cross with battery. He told investigators he bit Guffey because he thought Guffey was going to bite him on the neck.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: indiana; roadrage
Doesn't sound like there is any chance of reattaching that ear.
1 posted on 04/03/2009 1:19:53 AM PDT by appleseed
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To: appleseed

Was his name Michael Tyson Van Gogh?


2 posted on 04/03/2009 1:26:16 AM PDT by wac3rd (In the end, we all are Conservative, some just need their lives jolted to realize that fact.)
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To: appleseed

“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.


3 posted on 04/03/2009 1:27:41 AM PDT by DemforBush (It's been a long four years...and it's only April 2009.)
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To: appleseed; dennisw; sheik yerbouty
Curtis "Alan" Cross

Hmmm, a savage with a middle name in quotes. Maybe it's a typo, should be "Allah"..

4 posted on 04/03/2009 1:31:48 AM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: DemforBush

I tried posting his picture but it wouldn’t go. It’s on the WishTV link.


5 posted on 04/03/2009 1:36:41 AM PDT by appleseed
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To: appleseed

Taste like chicken?


6 posted on 04/03/2009 1:40:36 AM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: appleseed

The Indy Star said Cross was charged with battery resulting in serious bodily injury. Bail was set at $3,250.


7 posted on 04/03/2009 1:43:49 AM PDT by appleseed
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To: appleseed

8 posted on 04/03/2009 1:49:09 AM PDT by WildcatClan (Iam fimus mos ledo ventus apparatus)
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To: appleseed
Yeah, some people can't handle slow traffic in the fast lane. sarc///>
9 posted on 04/03/2009 1:52:39 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Ditter

Smith and Wesson (or KelTec) don’t leave home without it...


10 posted on 04/03/2009 2:24:55 AM PDT by chadwimc (Proud to be an infidel ! Allah fubar !!!)
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To: appleseed

“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.


11 posted on 04/03/2009 2:32:24 AM PDT by fnord (There's a reason we don't often hear about a Michelob deal gone bad.)
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To: appleseed

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.


12 posted on 04/03/2009 3:14:52 AM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: mikey_hates_everything

This guy has made those streets safer for children, at the cost of an ear. I applaud him for his bravery and physical courage.


13 posted on 04/03/2009 3:42:42 AM PDT by agere_contra (So ... where's the birth certificate?)
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To: agere_contra

14 posted on 04/03/2009 3:54:14 AM PDT by appleseed
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To: appleseed

“Can you hear me now?”

(bad bad bad)


15 posted on 04/03/2009 4:23:57 AM PDT by Leisler ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged."~G.K. Chesterton)
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To: agere_contra

“This guy has made those streets safer for children, at the cost of an ear. I applaud him for his bravery and physical courage.”

Hear, Hear!!!


16 posted on 04/03/2009 4:27:43 AM PDT by askrenr (Slightly to the right of Attila the Hun.)
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To: askrenr

Ear today, gone tomorrow.


17 posted on 04/03/2009 4:31:13 AM PDT by never4get (We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid)
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To: Wally_Kalbacken
"Taste like chicken?"

Mike Tyson?

18 posted on 04/03/2009 4:35:02 AM PDT by Earthdweller (Socialism makes you feel better about oppressing people.....)
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To: agere_contra
Yep...guy definitely made a nasty sacrifice but he did good.
19 posted on 04/03/2009 4:37:16 AM PDT by Earthdweller (Socialism makes you feel better about oppressing people.....)
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To: fnord

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.


20 posted on 04/03/2009 4:50:41 AM PDT by cydcharisse
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To: cydcharisse
You have to watch out for the freepin’ editors around here, they are everywhere.

Oh and I'm pretty sure my High School English teacher comes here just to haunt me.

21 posted on 04/03/2009 4:55:03 AM PDT by Earthdweller (Socialism makes you feel better about oppressing people.....)
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To: cydcharisse

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.


22 posted on 04/03/2009 5:59:14 AM PDT by chainsaw (If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free! -- P.J..)
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To: appleseed

Some Martial Arts would have been in order here, a Gun would have just made the Rats happy.


23 posted on 04/03/2009 7:19:31 AM PDT by Rappini ("Pro deo et Patria.)
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To: chainsaw
Medical bills, pain and suffering, assault, permanent life long injury, and probably some and attorney can think of I know nothing about.

...you forgot the loss of consortium claim by his wife...She will have been deprived of ear love.

24 posted on 04/05/2009 8:26:16 AM PDT by never4get (We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid)
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