Man arrested for biting off gas station worker ear lobe and woman’s fingertip.

Man arrested for biting off gas station worker ear lobe and woman's fingertip.

Police arrested a Little Rock man after biting off the extremities of two employees at a gas station on Friday.

According to Dirk Edwyne Johnson, 52 allegedly bit off a man’s earlobe and a woman’s fingertip at a gas station.

Officers responded to the Shell Gas Station at 10100 N. Rodney Parham in reference to an assault around 7 p.m.

Upon arrival cops saw Johnson shove a man outside the gas station who was bleeding from his right ear

A witness told police that she saw Johnson bite off the man’s earlobe and the woman’s fingertip.
Johnson was taken into custody. Once at the substation, police say Johnson became combative. He was reportedly banging his head on a table and screaming profanities.
Police say that he was heavily intoxicated and has a history of biting off extremities.
He later told police that he went to the gas station to buy beer and a five-pack of tobacco cigars. He said they were out of the five-pack so he wanted the woman to sell him five singles for the price of a five-pack.
He claimed that the woman started “mouthing off.” Johnson said he then began talking to the male employee, and when he tried to leave, the woman followed him and bit him on the arm.
Johnson stated that he then took the woman’s finger and bit the tip of it off. When the male employee saw Johnson bite the woman’s finger, he came over and bit Johnson’s finger.
Johnson said that he then bit the man’s earlobe off in self-defense.
Both victims were taken to a local hospital. According to police, medical staff told the woman that she would likely lose part of her finger, and the man that he would likely lose part of his ear.
Detectives interviewed the victims once they received medical treatment.
Johnson is being held in the Pulaski County Detention Center with a $7,500 bond.
He faces two counts of first-degree battery, public intoxication, and refusal to submit to arrest. 

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