A 31-year-old woman accused of biting off part of her ex-boyfriend’s ear became ‘enraged’ when he mentioned her medications and attacked him, the man says in a court document.
According to ex-boyfriend Anthony Caruso in a personal protection order he filed against her Danielle Nebelung Thursday in Macomb County Circuit Court in Mount Clemens, Nebelung also ‘laughed with my ear in her mouth’ after the incident during the early morning hours of March 8 in the Macomb Township home she shared with him. The case was assigned to Judge Matthew Switalski.
Nebelung was charged with aggravated assault in 41A District Court in Shelby Township and was being held Monday in the Macomb County Jail in lieu of a $10,000 bond. She faces a March 31 preliminary examination in front of Judge Douglas Shepherd in 41A District Court in Shelby Township.
Caruso, 36, says he drove Nebelung, his live-in ex-girlfriend, to the Waldenburg Bar the night of March 9. She arrived at the home in the 49000 block of Marseilles near 22 Mile and Romeo Plank roads after the bar closed and ‘insisted on starting an argument over bills and rent that she owes,’ Caruso says in the PPO petition.
He says he stopped arguing ‘after I saw how drunk she was’ and went outside to smoke a cigarette. He entered the home and found Nebelung ‘destroyed anything she could get her hands on’ in the kitchen.
‘Food was everywhere with bent spoons and forks on the counter top,’ he says. ‘I … went directly into my room. … She walked by the room and she was talking about me. I spoke at a high volume so the person on the phone could hear me defending myself. I said she is crazy, just look at my kitchen, and I also started to state the many medications she takes.’
He names a half-dozen prescription drugs, saying she takes medications for bi-polar condition and depression.
‘This enraged her,’ he says. ‘She came through the bedroom door and started hitting me in the face with both closed fists.’
He says as they struggled she struck him five or six times and tried to strangle him.
‘She bit into my ear and would not let go,’ he says.
He says he begged her to stop.
‘She started (to) tear back and fourth (sic) like a dog would,’ he says. ‘After a few seconds of that, I finally fought back and I elbowed her in the stomach.’
‘She looked at me, smiled at me, and laughed with my ear in her mouth,’ he says.
He fled and dialed 911. He sought medical treatment.
The petition, which seeks to keep Nebelung away from him, includes a photograph of the severed portion — about one-fourth of the size — stitched back on to his ear.
He says in the petition that they dated for three months before the relationship ended Jan. 7. She moved into his house Nov. 1, he says.