CBS 2 Chicago wbbm7801059 670 The Score
LIVE VIDEO: Watch the Lollapalooza webcast LIVE from the festival, courtesy of 93XRT! WATCH NOW »

Local

Woman Bites Off Boyfriend’s Tongue After Valentine’s Spat

View Comments
Elaine Cook allegedly bit off part of  her boyfriend's tongue on Valentine's Day. (Cook County Sheriff)

Elaine Cook allegedly bit off part of her boyfriend’s tongue on Valentine’s Day. (Cook County Sheriff)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

SKOKIE (STMW) — Elaine Cook and her boyfriend of 10 months went out last week for Valentine’s Day, returned to her apartment and got in a fight.

She asked him to leave, but he wanted to end the argument. So he leaned in for a kiss.

And that’s when she bit his tongue off, prosecutors said.

Now the 51-year-old Cook, of the 9400 block of Lockwood in Skokie, is charged with aggravated domestic battery and was held Sunday in lieu of $100,000 bail.

Assistant State’s Attorney Eve Reilly said the couple went back to Cook’s apartment after going out Friday and began to quarrel. Reilly said Cook’s boyfriend went to put his shoes on after Cook asked him to leave.

Then the boyfriend said they should stop fighting, Reilly said. He went to kiss her, Reilly said, but Cook “bit off a large portion of his tongue.”

Cook’s boyfriend ran to a sink in the kitchen, Reilly said, and Cook followed and threw the tongue on a counter. The boyfriend put it in a bag of ice, Reilly said, and he and Cook’s roommate called 911.

An ambulance took the boyfriend to Evanston Hospital, Reilly said, but doctors could not reattach the tongue because of an inadequate blood supply.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2013. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

View Comments