She coulda just told him to bite his tongue but she did it for him instead....
After an argument on a Valentine's Day date, a Chicago man tried to kiss and make up with his girlfriend.
But the girlfriend bit off a chunk of his tongue, prosecutors said.
On Sunday morning, Judge Israel Desierto ordered Elaine Cook, 51, held in lieu of $100,000 in bond court. Cook, of Skokie, shook her head repeatedly as prosecutors detailed the argument.
Cook and her boyfriend, who had been dating for 10 months, went out for Valentine's Day last week, according to prosecutors and court records.
Shortly after returning to Cook's north suburban apartment, the two started arguing and she asked her boyfriend to leave, Assistant State's Attorney Eve Reilly said. The man, 47, put on his shoes and started to head out the door when he tried to make amends, Reilly added.
"He told her they should stop fighting and went to kiss her," Reilly said, "and she bit off a large portion of his tongue."
The man ran to the kitchen sink. Cook followed, placed the detached tongue in her hand and threw it on the counter. He put the severed tongue in a bag of ice and called 911, prosecutors said.
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