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Intruder breaks into man's home; homeowner cuts off his ear

Associated Press - September 6, 2007 9:25 PM ET

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - A man in Vancouver (in southwest Washington) says he sliced off the ear of an intruder after several men broke into his house.

Police say the ear was recovered in the home, and two men have been arrested for investigation of first-degree burglary.

The man whose ear was severed was located at a hospital in the area.

It's not immediately clear why the attackers broke into the home late Tuesday night and threatened the 28-year-old resident, but police say the attackers and the victim apparently knew each other.

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