Mumbai, Mar 14: When Mike Tyson bit a part of Evander Holyfield's ear during a 1997 championship match, he was fined three million dollars and had his boxing license revoked. But on Wednesday afternoon cops at the JJ Marg police station found themselves flummoxed when a Nigerian national Eagger Michely, 25, ran in screaming, "Arrest me, arrest me!" and before the cops could figure out what was happening, Michely had bitten off the left ear of the constable standing nearest to him, leaving the police no option but to indeed arrest him.
Michely's hapless victim, constable Ankush Ramchandra Patole, 35, has since been admitted to ward number 36 at JJ hospital. Unfortunately for Patole, Michely spat out the piece of flesh that he had bitten off so now it cannot even be reattached.
In 1997 world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson sparked outrage across the globe when he chewed off a part of oppponent Evander Holyfield’s ear. Holyfield later wrote, “The pain felt like a shrapnel had gone through my ear.”
The police were unable to give many details at the time of going to press--Michely has been arrested under section 333 i.e. causing harm to a government servant on duty and his passport has been confiscated-- he is lodged in the JJ Marg police lock-up. Michely who speaks a smattering of English but has been incoherent so far has not given the police any details. Cops however believe that his attack could be the result of consuming hallucinogenic drugs.
"It is also possible that he came to us in the hope that if we arrest him and he goes into cold turkey, we will have to give him some drugs," said police inspector Sushil Bangale.