When Virgil Bates III found another man in bed with his wife, he grabbed ahold and literally got a piece of him.
“I was able to get [the victim] in a headlock,” Bates told Lucas County Common Pleas Judge Ruth Ann Franks Monday. “He proceeded to clamp down and bite my forearm. I proceeded to panic, and I wound up biting his ear, and a piece of his ear came off.”
Bates, 40, of 735 Toronto Ave., pleaded guilty to an amended charge of aggravated assault for the June 24 attack on Matthew Tipton, 44.
You know what they say
True love is hard to find, sometimes you think you have true love and then you catch the early flight home from San Diego and a couple of nude people jump out of your bathroom blindfolded like a goddamn magic show ready to double team your girlfriend…
Sucks for that guy. Now admittedly I’ve never walked in on my wife (I don’t have a wife) with another man but these lines by the judge are complete and utter BS:
“Why didn’t you just walk out when you saw him then, run out of the house?” Judge Franks asked him.
“To me, he was in my bed,” Bates replied.
“So you got into a confrontation with him,” she said. “You could’ve exited, am I correct?”
“Yes,” he conceded.
Obviously the guy shouldn’t have bitten a guy’s ear off, but could you blame him if he slugged him in the face a few times? I think that’s a pretty justified reaction. But this judge just wanted my man Virgil here to walk out his house like nothing happened. Just pretend he didn’t walk into his house and see another guy in his bed taking his wife to pound town. Riiiiight. If anything Virgil let this guy off light. The top portion of your ear is pretty pointless anyway, who cares if it gets gnawed off a little. A gnawed off ear looks badass anyway. If anything, Virgil did the guy a favor.