Woman jailed for allegedly biting off piece of man’s tongue during kiss

Image source: Macomb County Sheriff’s Office

A kiss turned into a crime in Detroit.

The incident occurred when Youlette Wedgeworth, 52, was visiting her 68-year-old male friend at his apartment, according to the Detroit Free Press.

At some point, the two started to kiss inside her friend’s apartment. The man reportedly put his tongue in Wedgeworth’s mouth, and she told him not to do that. The two started kissing again, and Wedgeworth allegedly bit off part of the man’s tongue.

When police arrived, they noticed that the man was bleeding from the mouth and that part of his tongue was missing. He was taken to the hospital, and doctors noticed that at least 1 inch of his tongue was missing.

Wedgeworth was eventually arrested at the scene and charged with misdemeanor aggravated assault. She was arraigned on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, and her bond was set at $25,000 cash with a pretrial conference set for Feb. 19. 

At press time, Wedgeworth remained in jail.

Police have yet to reveal any update on the alleged victim’s health.

A.R. Shaw
A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Shaw's latest book, Trap History, delves into the history and global dominance of Trap music. Follow his journey on TrapHistory.Com, Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.





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