Today in overreactions, a man in Shandong province bit off his wife’s nose and swallowed it because she didn’t pick up his phone calls.
The unidentified man and his wife often fought and had been living separately in the city of Dezhou, according to local media reports.
The woman claims that her husband called her in the early hours of the morning after a night shift at work on September 6, and she didn’t answer because she was too tired.
Furious, the man confronted his wife at her home the next day and the two got into a heated fight. At one point he grabbed her, locked his teeth onto her nose and ripped the thing off.
The woman was taken to a hospital in Jinan, where doctors found that her entire nose, including the soft tissue, was gone. When asked whether she’d managed to collect the disconnected body part for reattachment, she gravely informed the surgeons that her husband had eaten it.
The woman’s husband still remains at large and police have launched an investigation into the case, which weirdly is not even the first of its kind. In 2013, a middle-aged man bit off his wife’s nose in Anhui province after a spousal argument likewise reached Mike Tyson proportions.
The woman later underwent facial reconstruction surgery to repair her nose using pieces of her rib cartilage.
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