Police: Teen chopped man's ear off with machete
SLIDELL - Police in Slidell arrested a 16-year-old after they said he tried to kill his brother's friend with a two-foot-long machete.
Police said when they arrived they found the victim with his neck slashed and the 16-year-old suspect standing in the street, holding the machete.
Investigators said the two got into an argument before the teen attacked the victim from behind. They say the teen was trying to hit the victim in the neck, but instead missed and chopped off the victim's right ear lobe.
The victim was taken to the hospital, and police said he continues to recover from his injury.
The 16-year-old is being held at the Florida Parish Juvenile Detention Center, charged with second degree attempted murder.