Toothless man charged with gumming roommate's arm for not cleaning his ear

Kenneth Chambers has been charged with assault and malicious mischief.

By Evan Bleier
Yellow police tape (CC/Chris Dick)
Yellow police tape (CC/Chris Dick)

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LAKEWOOD , Wash., July 16 (UPI) -- It might be time to consider the possibility of investing in some Q-tips...

A Washington man with no teeth has been charged with assault and malicious mischief after he allegedly gummed his roommate's arm after she told him she wouldn't clean his ear.


Kenneth Chambers' roommate at the Rancho Villa mobile-home park in Lakewood turned down his ear-cleaning request and he allegedly got so upset that he broke a door off its hinges and went after her wrist with his toothless mouth.

The 52-year-old didn't have his teeth in during the alleged attack, "but still bit down hard enough to hurt" the woman.

Chambers also choked the victim and dumped water on her, causing damage to her hearing aid, KOMO reported.

After the victim said she was calling 911, the suspect allegedly threatened to kill her.

Lakewood Police Department officers arrested Chambers after a witness confirmed the victim's account of what went down.

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