Las Vegas, NV – Police in Nevada are looking for a man accused of biting off the lip of his pregnant girlfriend — something he was arrested for doing to his wife a few years ago. Note for the squeamish, the two links below are of the two women’s injuries.
Back in 2008, 27-year-old Roberto Flores was arrested after he bit the lip off his then wife, Perla Padilla. She was in the hospital when she told police Flores he “bit off her entire lower lip, exposing her teeth and gums.”
Flores was found guilty of battery with substantial bodily harm and sentenced to a maximum of 5 years in prison. He was out in seven months. In January of this year he struck again, biting off the lip of his pregnant girlfriend.
Victoria Silva says Flores was a lot like me when they first met. ”Very funny, charming, nice looking, very nice personality,” she said in an interview while wearing a face mask to hide her disfiguring injury.
But as is usually the case with these psychotic assholes, it wasn’t long before he started showing his true colors. ”He started being more of a jealous type of person, aggressive, violent, controlling,” said Silva.
And in what is also usually the case, Silva got pregnant with Flores’s baby anyway. When she finally had enough, she attempted to break things off with Flores, and he snapped. ”He bit my nose, my bottom lip, and last he bit off my upper lip. I know he probably ate it. We never found it,” says Silva.
After biting of a portion of Silva’s face, Flores took her phone, deleted her contacts, and refused to let her go to the hospital. He only let her go after she promised not to tell police what he did. As extra insurance, he told Silva he would kill her mother and her two other kids if she turned him in.
Silva is coming forward now to warn other potential victims. He may already have another girlfriend and she wants them to know that they are in danger. Las Vegas police a warrant out for Flores’ arrest and asking anyone with information on his whereabouts to call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.