Priest Bites Off Ear Over Parking Spot

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Father Thomas Henry Byrne, an 80-year-old Australian Catholic priest, got a little divine inspiration from Mike Tyson.

News.com.au is reporting that he bit another priest, 81-year-old Father Thomas Joseph Cameron Smith, before punching him in the face over a parking spot.

The violent incident happened Friday when Smith refused to give up his parking space.

Smith wrapped the detached piece of ear in a tea towel and headed to the hospital. He received surgery to reattach the ear.

Bryne was arrested and charged with grievous bodily harm.

A restraining order has been put into place while they are awaiting trial. Bryne must not get with 30 feet of Smith.

Might be a little tricky since the pair live in the same apartment complex.

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