Sante Fe, NM – Police have arrested 27-year-old Daniel Anaya after they say he broke into his ex-girlfriend’s home and bit off the tip of her big toe.
Police say that after Anaya broke into his ex’s apartment, he begged her to let him smell her feet. When the woman refused Anaya’s request, he slammed her against a wall. When she tried to call police, he took the phone away from her and threw it.
Then, according to the arrest warrant, the woman “begged him not to hurt her” as Anaya held her down, took off her socks and shoes, then proceeded to take bites out of her toenail and toe flesh with “a blank look on his face.”
She was finally able to kick free and hobble to a neighbor’s house for help. Anaya had already fled the scene by time police arrived, but was picked up on Wednesday. Anaya is facing charges of burglary, false imprisonment, interference with communications and aggravated battery against a household member.
Anaya is a college student with no criminal record who works in the shoe department of a local Dillard’s. He’s also now an inmate of the Santa Fe County jail, being held in lieu of a $50,000 cash only bond.
The woman told police she had broke off her four year relationship with Anaya back in November after he bit off part of the toenail of the same toe.
“That’s when she thought this was going to extremes and she no longer wanted to be involved in this relationship,” explained Capt. Aric Wheeler, Santa Fe Police. “It’s a strange case.”
I first started typing this up because Anaya was a shoe salesman accused of biting a woman’s toe. But then I read the woman say he had a blank look on his face as he chewed on her toe. That image, coupled with an image of the injury in the following video, quickly steered this story deep into creepy territory.