Police: Man Bites Out Son's Eye, Then Hacks At Own Legs With Ax


A 4-year-old California boy may be permanently blinded after police say is father bit out one of his eyes and mutilated the other.

Bakersfield police say 34-year-old Angel Vidal Mendoza appeared to e under the influence of PCP when he attacked the boy April 28.

Afterwards police say Mendoza rolled his wheelchair outside and began hacking at his own legs with an ax.

Four-year-old Angelo Mendoza Jr. told police, "my daddy ate my eyes."

Doctors at Mercy Hospital say it's unclear whether Angelo will regain vision in his right eye.

The boy's mother wasn't home at the time. Mendoza is due in court Wednesday. Charges include mayhem, torture and child cruelty. Jail officials say they don't know whether he has an attorney.

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  • by Sam Location: Williamston on May 21, 2009 at 08:11 AM
    To Kevin of Kinston, that is actually a better idea than the one I thought of. I just did not think of that option. That will save some money. To bring back punishment, I would not jump the gun on the mother quite yet, but the father, it's worth jumping the gun, cause we all know he is a sick man.
  • by Jen Location: Choco on May 21, 2009 at 06:40 AM
    Poor little boy, he will be traumatized for life. Hopefully he will at least regain sight in his right eye. My prayers are with him. His mother probably couldn't have prevented this if she had been there. Drugs make people do really crazy things, especially PCP. It can make you strong enough that several big men couldn't take you down!
  • by Anonymous Location: greenville on May 21, 2009 at 06:29 AM
    The article says mom wasn't home. Maybe it's possible she didn't know he was using. Dad should rot, and cps should step in and investigate mom to find out. I hope this little boy has a full recovery.
  • by Cindi Location: Simpson on May 21, 2009 at 05:47 AM
    How can you stop another person from using if you can not stop them from having an affair?That's crazy to blame the woman!Do you know everything your spouse does or has done?
  • by Janelle on May 21, 2009 at 05:44 AM
    This is the most disgusting story ever. May the father rot!
  • by Bring Punishment Back Location: USA on May 20, 2009 at 03:17 PM
    Both the evil father and mother should meet in their final resting place....both of them, the mother for allowing the father to even use the PCP....May God Have Mercy On Their Souls, we should not.
  • by Kevin Location: Kinston on May 20, 2009 at 09:23 AM
    Why evern bother paying for him to stay in prison? Does PCP, bites eyes out of child and then tries to cut off own legs. Hmm, do you think there is a place for him in society? If he is not pronounced insane then put him on an island and let him live by himself till he expires since majority won't want to put him down.
  • by Sam Location: Williamston on May 20, 2009 at 08:46 AM
    This is sick, cruel, stupid, harsh, disgusting, and should lead to the man having his eye chewed off as well. It was even more dumb to even hack at his own leg with an ax. If this is the typical behavior, then anybody with PCP should rot in prison for the rest of their life. I feel terrible for the child and my thoughts and prayers goout to him with hope that he gets to see again from two eyes.
  • by Anonymous Location: Washington on May 20, 2009 at 08:21 AM
    Enough with questions, This man needs help. I feel awful about the little boy, mom should had known something after all PCP, think mom.
  • by anon Location: wallace on May 20, 2009 at 08:00 AM
    TO STEVE, where are you living?? there had to be more laws passed and police and prisons added to seek,find,prosecute and place these crule jerks in prisons.research your stats and the wizzard and dorothy i said hello!1 wake up steve.
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