STAMFORD — Officers sent to the Stamford Hospital emergency room to check out a man with a badly cut tongue ended up arresting his ex-girlfriend for biting it with her teeth.

Sgt. Kenneth Jarrett said police were called to the hospital at about 1:30 a.m. Sunday for the man with the severe cut to his tongue, which needed surgery.

Jarrett said Noe Rustrian-Chutan, 34, and Angelica Vanegas, 39, of Seaton Road, were trying to patch things up with each other in hopes of dating again. But it did not take.

Earlier that evening, the unhappy couple got into an argument and Rustrian-Chutan ended up allegedly holding on to Vanegas against her will, Jarrett said. That is where Vanegas ended up biting Rustrian-Chutan’s tongue and severely lacerating it, Jarrett said.

Vanegas was charged with second-degree assault and Rustrian-Chutan was charged with unlawful restraint and third-degree assault. The two were arraigned Monday on the pending charges.

jnickerson@stamfordadvocate.com