(Source) A southwest suburban man is accused of biting off a piece of another man’s ear during a fight Friday morning in Justice, authorities said.

Richard Vody, 28, of the 7800 block of Garden Lane in Justice, was charged with aggravated battery, domestic battery and home invasion, according to a statement from the Cook County sheriff’s office.

Vody’s bail was set at $250,000 Saturday, but he posted bond and is no longer in custody, according to the sheriff’s office.

Emergency crews responded to a call of a domestic battery at a home in the 200 block of Walnut Lane in unincorporated Cook County at 8:45 a.m. Friday and found Vody, the man — a 26-year-old from Westchester — and the man’s girlfriend, according to the sheriff’s office.

Vody forced his way into the home where the couple live and, during an argument with the victim, bit off about half of the man’s right ear, according to the sheriff’s office.

All three know each other.

Roberts Park Fire Protection District firefighters took the man to an area hospital for treatment. Police dogs helped find the missing part of the ear Saturday, according to the sheriff’s office.

Vody is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday.

 

Couple things here. 1) That mugshot. I feel like ears get bitten off in fights more than people realize. I have no scientific data to back up this claim, its more of a gut thing, but my guess is there are between 1 and 2,000 ears bitten off in a given year, or roughly 3-5 ears a day. Scary statistics right? Almost an epidemic. Anyway, knowing that bitten off ears are somewhat commonplace makes the act not that crazy. But that mugshot. That’s crazy. Ear to ear smile (little Reilly humor for you there). Loving life. Basically saying yeah I just ate human flesh, ask me if I care. And guess what, he doesn’t. So am I going to make fun of Richard Vody knowing he has already cleared bail? No I am not.

 

Second thing, and probably the most important. It sounds like Rich here is in some sort of love triangle. Girl might be an ex-girlfriend, a scorned lover. And if that is the case the chick has to dump the current guy right? Not saying she needs to get back with Rich but you just can’t have your boyfriend get his ear bitten off and pretend nothing happened. So emasculating. How does a woman feel safe after that? Chick’s need to feel protected, not like their significant other is going to lose pieces of his body when shit goes down. So sorry Van Gogh, but you’re fucking out, and it looks like Richard Vody is back in. Dems da breaks.