Man’s ear partially torn off in Arlington fight, police say

An Arlington man lost part of his ear in a drunken fight the day after Thanksgiving, according to Arlington police.

A group of people were watching football at a residence in the 3600 block of S. Third Street on Nov. 29, Arlington police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck said. A fight ensued between two acquaintances, Sternbeck said, and as a result, one man lost the upper part of his ear. He went to a nearby hospital, where emergency room staff notified police.

The investigation is ongoing, but the victim was intoxicated and did not cooperate with authorities, Sternbeck said.

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