Cabbie bites would-be robber's ear, suspect bites back

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PHOENIX -- A Valley man got more than he bargained for when he allegedly tried to rob a cab driver.

The suspect, later identified as Matthew Mailhot of Chandler, reportedly pulled a gun and demanded cash as the driver was dropping him off.

The driver grabbed Mailhot's gun and bit his ear.

That's when Mailhot, 29, fired one shot into the car's seat and then bit the driver before taking off on foot.

The driver chased Mailhot and police later arrested him.

Mailhot was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Police said Mailhot will be booked into Maricopa County Jail on armed robbery charges.