Woman Bites Off Piece Of Man's Tongue While Kissing In Macomb County

The 52-year-old is facing a misdemeanor charge

WWJ News
January 30, 2020 - 3:48 pm
Youlette Wedgeworth

Youlette Wedgeworth (Photo: Macomb County Sheriff's Office)


(WWJ) A Detroit woman faces up to a year in jail after authorities say a make out session went horribly wrong. 

Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith says 52-year-old suspect Youlette Wedgeworth was "engaging in consensual kissing" with a friend in his Center Line apartment on Tuesday when she bit off about a one-inch section of his tongue.

According to prosecutors, police arrived on the scene to find the man bleeding from his mouth.

The victim was taken to area hospital and Wedgeworth was arrested without incident. It's not clear why she did it. 

“I believe this is the first case of this nature in my 27 years in the Prosecutor’s Office,” said Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith.

Officers recovered the missing piece of tongue in the victim's bedroom, but it was not immediately clear whether doctors were able to reattach it. 

Wedgeworth was arraigned in 37th District Court Wednesday as on a charge of aggravated assault, a misdemeanor that carries a penalty of up to a year in jail and/or a $1,000 fine. Bond was set at $25,000 cash/ surety and a pretrial conference was scheduled for Feb. 19.

Michigan Department of Corrections records show Wedgeworth served prison time on a conviction for assault with intent to do great bodily harm in Wayne County, dating back to 1997.