Ala. robbery suspect jailed minus part of his nose

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Posted: Nov 13, 2009 3:05 PM

A northwest Alabama man is in jail minus part of his nose, which police said was bitten off during a robbery attempt. Police said a 40-year-old man was in custody Friday after surrendering to authorities. He will be charged in what police said was a robbery attempt that occurred Monday in Tuscumbia.

The suspect allegedly entered a house and struggled with two men. During the struggle, one of the men bit off an inch-long chunk of the robber's nose. Officers found a small piece of flesh, and the suspect was missing part of his nose when he turned himself in Thursday.

The suspect denied breaking into the house. He told WHNT-TV another man "freaked out" while they were smoking crack.