Skokie, IL — The pleasant looking woman you see to the left is 51-year-old Elaine Cook – she’s behind bars on a $100,000 bond for allegedly biting off a significant chunk of her boyfriend’s tongue. Yum.
According to prosecutors, Cook and her 47-year-old boyfriend of 10 months had just returned home after a Valentine’s Day date when shit got ugly.
After arguing, Cook demanded that her boyfriend vacate the premises. He tried to oblige, but made the mistake of trying to kiss and make up before leaving.
“He told her they should stop fighting and went to kiss her,” Assistant State’s Attorney Eve Reilly said, “and she bit off a large portion of his tongue.”
The man ran to the kitchen sink. Cook followed, prosecutors say, and placed the chunk of mouth meat in her hand and tossed it on the kitchen counter. Nonchalantly, I’m sure. Dude put the severed tongue in a bag of ice and called 911.
Cook’s been booked on charges of aggravated domestic battery.
Unfortunately for the boyfriend, due to an “inadequate blood supply,” the tongue could not be reattached.
The man apparently told a reporter from the Chicago Tribune that he “hath been vithiting the doctor every day, hath theveral thutureth in hith mouth and hath trouble thleeping at night. Moth of the right thide of hith tongue ith mithing.”
“It maketh me thick to my thomach that thee’th thitting in jail right now, but it’th juth out of my handth,” said the man, who asked not to be identified. “I have to focuth on getting better now.”Tags: Biting, domestic battery, Elaine Cook, Illinois, Skokie, tongue