Here's a Tip: Don't Bite Your Own Junk

Sex offender turns on himself, things get ugly

By JOHN P. WISE
|  Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009  |  Updated 10:16 AM EDT
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Here's a Tip: Don't Bite Your Own Junk

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A man was taken to a Brooklyn hospital after biting his own penis. Police are wondering why he left home to do it.

A convicted sex offender from Brooklyn took a bite out of crime and a bite out of himself too, police said.

Damiene Iriarte was found naked and bleeding behind a building in the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn after having bitten the tip off his own penis, police told a local newspaper.

It goes without saying that he was subsequently hospitalized.

"How he did it? Limber, I guess. Not the work of a sane mind," a police official told The Daily News.

You think?

Iriarte, 26, pleaded guilty in Suffolk County in 2004 to two misdemeanors after being accused the previous year of raping a 13-year-old girl, according to the News.

It's not clear why Iriarte bit his own penis, but investigators might be just as confused -- or impressed -- that he did it at all.

He's recovering at Brooklyn Hospital Center, representatives of which have not returned calls seeking comment.

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