Minnesota Woman Accused Of Biting Off Piece Of Man's Thumb

A Minnesota woman faces felony charges after allegedly biting off a piece of a man's thumb.

According to Bring Me The News, police responded to calls of an ongoing argument between a bleeding man and a woman with a knife on Friday.

Upon arrival, officers found a man standing against a wall in the Rochester, Minnesota, apartment complex lobby holding two sticks, with a "large amount of blood" oozing from his hand. The woman, identified as 27-year-old Edith Antionette Merrell, was also in the lobby pointing a knife at the man and yelling at him.

The man told police that he and Merrell had an off-and-on again relationship spanning nine years, and she bit down on his thumb when he was blocking her during an argument.

Officers found the missing piece of his thumb, which had been "completely removed."

Merrell claims the man assaulted her and trashed her apartment earlier the same day.

She's been charged with second-degree assault and third degree assault resulting in substantial bodily harm, both felonies.

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Photo: Olmsted County Adult Detention Center via Bring Me The News

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