Saturday, August 02, 2008

A bike, a shovel, a severed nose, a hungry dog--Iowa!

When I first heard about this story I assumed it happened somewhere down south.

I was wrong.

I'll just go ahead and quote the article in its entirety:

IOWA (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A man in Iowa is without a nose. He lost it after a friend bit it off in a fight.

It all started when Donroy Merrival used Matthew Osing's bike to go to the store for more beer. He broke the bike in the process.

Osing told him to get out of his apartment, but the guy wouldn't leave.

Osing hit him with a shovel. That's when Merrival went for his nose, biting it off his face.

Now, Osing is not sure what happened to it. "I don't know if he swallowed it or if my dogs might have eaten it. I don't know," he said.

Merrival is now facing assault charges and could spend more than 12 years in prison.

It turns out that Donroy, no doubt wanting to be thorough, also took off part of his friend's lip. You can read more about it and see Donroy's mug shot here.




15 comments:

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Holy crap, I love the midwest.

SkylersDad said...

Does it seem odd that somebody hit with a shovel can recover enough to come right back at you?

Too much steroid use I think!

Bubs said...

Skylersdad, you're wrong about the steroid use. The victim was actually attempting to use a popular style of martial art indigenous to the American Midwest known as "shovel head". Clearly he had not developed the necessary skills to carry out the technique effectively.

Freida Bee said...

I'm sure there's a snarky reference to the dangers of the "Got Your Nose" game, but I'm far too polite to make it.

Distributorcap said...

we live in such a civil society

Wren said...

Just when I start letting myself believe in the basic goodness of people, I find out about something like this and I have to kick myself for being such a romantic fool. I initially thought these "friends" were teenagers or very young adults -- and then I clicked through and discovered the guy who did the biting is 40 years old!

I'm housesitting for my daughter right now and believe me, I've locked the doors. Dang.

Mnmom said...

No, they aren't my relatives. Are you sure they aren't from Wisconsin??

Mnmom said...

Holy Cow, my sister lived on Page Street!!!

Gifted Typist said...

THese are the sort of people who lose their eye because they were trying to open beer bottles with their eye sockets.
Utterly charming

GETkristiLOVE said...

Is that biting off the nose, to spite his face?

Doc said...

Well at least he started with the shovel. He could have used the machete.

Doc

Johnny Yen said...

Thank you Bubs-- I feel much better about my life after reading those last two posts!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Is it wrong of me to feel hungry now?

justacoolcat said...

I never really consider it a friendship until someone has been hit with a shovel and partially cannibalized.

Grant Miller said...

Who said Iowans are dull?