Charges: Toothless man bites roommate for not cleaning his ear

LAKEWOOD, Wash. -- A toothless Lakewood man gave his roommate's arm a serious gumming after she refused to clean his ear, according to charges filed in Pierce County Superior Court.

According to the charging documents, 52-year-old Kenneth Chambers got upset with his female roommate at the Rancho Villa mobile-home park in Lakewood on Sunday over after her refusal to clean his ear and broke the door to her room off its hinges.

The victim reportedly sat on Chambers' lap and tried to talk to him, but he pushed her to the floor and bit her wrist. The victim later told Lakewood Police Department officers Chambers didn't have his teeth in but still bit down hard enough to hurt her.

According to the charging documents, Chambers choked the victim before pouring water all over her, damaging her hearing aid.

When the victim said she was calling 911, Chambers threatened to kill her, according to the charging documents.

A witness confirmed the victim's story, and Chambers was arrested.

Chambers reportedly told officers the victim hit him, and he was only trying to defend himself. According to the charging documents, he admitted to biting the victim, but said he didn't hurt her because he doesn't have any teeth.

Chambers has been charged with assault and malicious mischief.