Bakersfield, California (The Weekly Vice) -- Angelo Vidal Mendoza, a 34-year-old Bakersfield, CA man, was arrested after allegedly eating son's eyeball and mutilating the other. He then began chopping his own legs off with an ax.
"Daddy ate my eyes." That's what 4-year-old Angelo Mendoza Jr. told police after they found him with one eye completely missing and another eye mutilated beyond repair.
According to Bakersfield Police, Angelo Vidal Mendoza was on PCP when he attacked his son April 28. He then reportedly rolled his wheelchair outside the home, chained himself to a tree and began hacking at his own legs with an ax.
Police were notified after neighbors found the child naked and bleeding on the floor inside the Mendoza home. Police were unable to find the boy's missing eye and muscle attachment.
Mendoza Jr. was rushed to a local hospital where doctors declared the boy's one remaining eye "damaged beyond repair." The boy currently remains completely blind following the attack.
Mendoza was booked into the downtown Bakersfield jail on charges of torture, aggravated mayhem and cruelty to a child. Bond was set of $1 million dollars.
The Weekly Vice Opinion:
I included the video in on this story because I want everyone to listen carefully to the mother's response to this. A man has just committed a gruesome act against her son that will leave him permanently blind.... and listen to what she says.
It's the same thing we encounter here on the Vice... Children are beaten, raped, abused and tortured - yet how many times do we see comments stating "You don't know all the facts, he/she is really a good parent."
It's high fucking time people come to the realization that not everyone is a good parent. Some adults shouldn't be trusted to care for a dog, much less a child.
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