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updated 12/7/2010 9:44:08 AM ET 2010-12-07T14:44:08

A Wisconsin woman was arrested after she allegedly bit half of her 79-year-old husband's tongue off during a kiss, according to reports.

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The Sheboygan Press said the man telephoned police at about 11 p.m. Monday and struggled to tell them what had happened because of his condition.

The newspaper said an ambulance and police both went to the house in Sheboygan.

NBC affiliate WTMJ reported the man was to have surgery to re-attach his tongue at Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa.

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Sheboygan Police told WTMJ that the couple had been singing Christmas carols Monday night and then decided to go to bed.

According to police, the man went to kiss his wife goodnight and then she bit his tongue.

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When police and rescue crews arrived at the home on Sheboygan's northwest side, the woman tossed coffee at them, the Sheboygan Press said.

The paper said the man had not wanted his wife to be arrested, but police took her into custody.

Police were to ask that she should be charged with mayhem-domestic violence, the newspaper added.

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