A Minnesota man is in jail on $1 million bail after allegedly biting off his girlfriend's ear and then beheading her cat.
Michael Trudeau, 51, was arrested Sunday, after police in Chaska responded to a domestic abuse charge at an apartment complex, CBS Minnesota reports.
Officers found a 42-year-old woman covered in blood cowering in a corner of the lobby.
The victim told police that she had been dating Trudeau for two years, and that he had assaulted her during a vodka-fueled argument about their relationship.
Trudeau allegedly choked the victim, slammed her head into the ground, and tried to shove an umbrella down her throat, the station reports.
The victim told police Trudeau told her he was a former Marine and said, "I'm trained to kill the enemy. You're the enemy." He also allegedly told her she was going to die that night but "they're not going to know what happened because I'll kill myself afterwards," according to MyFoxTwinCities.
When the woman tried to defend herself by biting Trudeau's finger, he allegedly retaliated by biting off her ear, and spitting it out in front of her, KARE TV reports.
Doctors told MyFoxTwinCities that they were unable to reattach the piece of her ear.
The victim told officers that three weeks earlier, the suspect had choked her cat until it died and then removed its head with kitchen scissors, according to KTSP.com.
When officers found Trudeau inside an apartment, he refused commands to put his hands up. He told officers he wanted them to shoot him.
Officers were able to get him in handcuffs after using a Taser, SWNewsMedia.com reports.
Trudeau was charged with first-degree assault, terroristic threats and mistreatment of animals. He remains behind bars on $1 million bail.
He was previously sentenced to two years probation in 2012 for assaulting his wife in their home and pleaded guilty to felony domestic assault by strangulation.
He also received 30 days in jail in 2006 after pleading guilty to killing a puppy, according to the website.