A South Carolina woman bit the tongue off a young man who was sexually assaulting her.
According to Daily Mail, the 33-year-old woman heard a knock at 6:30 am Friday and saw no one when she opened the door.
But the knocking continued and the doorbell rang two more times, prompting the woman to go outside where she reportedly found a teenage male armed with a knife.
The woman went back inside, but the suspect forced his way into the home and tackled her.
According to the victim, after repeatedly punching her in the face, the suspect said,
Stop fighting, and I won't hurt you.
He then reportedly asked where the bedroom was. He carried the woman to this location and tried to take her shorts off, but she delivered a kick to his groin.
The suspect then said, "Now you have to die," and shoved his tongue into the woman's mouth. The woman told police she "bit his tongue as hard as she could until she heard it snap."
The suspect stopped his attack at this point, allowing the woman to race outside to her car and spit the tongue onto the kitchen floor on the way.
She called the police from a gas station, but the suspect wasn't located until his mother called 911 to request medical help for her son, Daily Mail reports.
After the attack, the suspect apparently headed to a Waffle House where he was apprehended by police and taken to a hospital.
Police said the woman was left with bruises and swelling on her eye as a result of the attack, in addition to scratches on her leg and foot. The suspect will soon face numerous charges.
The South Carolina woman's defense tactic was also utilized by a British woman attacked in an alley at the beginning of the year. She even managed to keep part of the attacker's tongue in her mouth so police could use it for an investigation.