Saga Man Loses Most Of Ear In Zombie Style Attack
A man was arrested on December 31st in Imari City, Saga Prefecture after he bit more than half of another man’s ear off in a bar.
According to police, at slightly past midnight on December 31st, the suspect, Masaaki Tashiro (40), got into an argument with another male customer at a type of drinking establishment knows as a “snack bar.” Upon noticing the argument another customer at the bar, a man in his 50s attempted to intervene. However, police say that Tashiro responded by assaulting the man and biting more than half of his ear off.
Police arrested Tashiro but he is denying these allegations. He was quoted as saying “I have absolutely no knowledge (of the incident).”
Tashiro is self-employed and lives in Izumi City Osaka Prefecture. He was visiting his family home in Saga Prefecture when this incident allegedly occurred. He was at the bar with 3 other friends.
Interestingly, last month there was also a story about a man intervening in an argument and getting bitten by a drunk guy. That one was a particularly bizarre. It involved a drunk British man practicing archery inside a restaurant. The victim in that story got bitten in the nose and thankfully only suffered minor injuries. The full article for that story can be found here.
Sources: ANN News, Saga Shinbun