[SIZE=4]updated 6:18 a.m. ET April 17, 2009 [/SIZE]
[SIZE=4]A convicted sex offender from Brooklyn took a bite out of crime and a bite out of himself too, police said.
Damiene Iriarte was found naked and bleeding behind a building in the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn after having bitten the tip off his own penis, police told a local newspaper.
It goes without saying that he was subsequently hospitalized.
“How he did it? Limber, I guess. Not the work of a sane mind,” a police official told The Daily News.
Iriarte, 26, pleaded guilty in Suffolk County in 2004 to two misdemeanors after being accused the previous year of raping a 13-year-old girl, according to the News.
It’s not clear why Iriarte bit his own penis, but investigators might be just as confused – or impressed – that he did it at all.
He’s recovering at Brooklyn Hospital Center, representatives of which have not returned calls seeking comment.[/SIZE]