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Dad on drugs allegedly chews out his kid’s eyeballs

Drugs can make you do some really sick things – like eat your kid’s eyeballs out.

That was the case for 34-year-old Angelo Vidal Mendoza Sr. who was apparently high on PCP when he chewed the eyes out of his 4-year-old kid’s face, according to a report in TheWeekly Vice.com.

The dad had been alone with his son in their Bakersfield, Calif., home when neighbors stumbled upon the scene.

They found the boy on the floor, naked and bleeding, with a gaping hole where his left eye used to be. His right was still in his face but damaged beyond repair, according to a report at KGET.com.

Police were called and found Mendoza at a nearby home, sitting in a wheelchair since he injured one of his legs by hacking it with an ax.

Mendoza is being charged with mayhem, torture and child cruelty, the KGET report said, and being held on $1 million bail.

Read story: http://www.kget.com/news/local/story/Blind-Bakersfield-boy-Daddy-ate-my-eyes/RK0Wdl1WTUCH5BlkgKlGuA.cspx

Read update: www.kget.com/news/local/story/CPS-Blinded-boy-attack-could-not-have-been/3NPtnByHeU-eUvdJGpCysw.cspx

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