(NYDAILYNEWS) — A Connecticut man bit off his cousin’s earlobe and swallowed it during a violent argument over loud music, police said.

Emilio Mendoza, 27, of Stamford, Conn. was charged Monday with first-degree assault and other crimes after the grisly attack on his cousin, 29-year-old Ruiz Clemente-Perez.

Clemente-Perez had asked his cousin to turn down the volume of his music because he had to work, police said.

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