VOLUSIA COUNTY, FL – A woman is in jail after police say she attacked her boyfriend and bit off half his ear.
On Monday, 53-year-old Steve Bolin syas he was just trying to enjoy a bowl of spaghetti when he and his girlfriend, 32-year-old Sarah Wulchak got into an argument. When the argument turned physical, Bolin says he retreated to the bedroom. That’s when he says Wulchak jumped on his back, scratched his face and then chomped down on his ear.
Bolin says he felt a sharp pain in his left ear and tried to pull away, possibly hitting Wulchak in the process. After Wulchak let go, Bolin looked in the mirror and found that the top half of his ear was missing. Bolin said that at first, he wasn’t going to pres charges against Wulchak, but decide to report Wulchak on Tuesday because “he couldn’t stand how his ear looked.”
Police located Wulchak at a Howard Johnson motel where she admitted getting into a physical fight with Bolin, but claimed it was in self-defense. When police asked why she bit off a portion of Bolin’s ear, she said she did so because she was trying to get him off of her.
Wulchak was arrested and charged with aggravated battery causing bodily harm/disability. Wulchak is no stranger to police, having quite the criminal history – 20 arrests in the last decade – with a nice collection of mugshots.
As in most “he said, she said” type stories, the truth is probably hanging out somewhere in the middle. All I know is that if I girlfriend bit off half my ear in an unprovoked attack, I’d have called 911 immediately to report I had been assaulted, and that my ex-girlfriend was currently choking on her teeth.