Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Immigration Argument Gets This Man's Ear

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Immigration Argument Gets This Man's Ear

Article excerpt

Concerns about immigration led to an argument between two roommates early Monday that escalated into a fight during which a piece of one man's ear was bitten off .

Salatiel Marcos Ortiz, 30, said he returned to his apartment in East Liberty early Monday and his roommate, who has not been identified, immediately became confrontational. Both men are from Mexico, Mr. Ortiz said, and his roommate was afraid that he would be deported under President Donald Trump's immigration policies. The roommate is in the U.S. legally, Mr. Ortiz said.

His roommate had been watching Mr. Trump on television and drinking beer, Mr. Ortiz said.

The other man attacked, breaking Mr. Ortiz's finger and biting off a piece of his ear. Mr. Ortiz said his roommate threatened to get a knife and kill him before Mr. …

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