An angry customer bit off the ear of an electrician in Barranquilla
after realizing that the electricity company Electricaribe suspended
its service due to the man’s outstanding debts to the company.
The victim, Johnny Hurtado, told newspaper El Tiempo that the angry customer chased and attacked him after he cut off the electricity. When Hurtado tried to defend himself, the assailant bit off half of his ear.
Neighbors saw the fight, joined it and injured lightly two other electricians, Charles Padilla and Hernando Suarez.
Hurtado is being treated in a hospital. His colleagues only suffered bruises.
No more than a week ago, a five-year-old girl in the nearby Tolu lost her ear when a donkey took a bite at it.