Published: May 25, 2013 4:21 PM EDT
Updated: May 25, 2013 10:00 PM EDT

IMMOKALEE, Fla. - A Homeless man in Collier County was arrested after deputies say he bit another man's ear off during fight. 

Investigators say it all happened at the Azteca store in Immokalee.  Deputies say Rotilio Carranza told them he was eating in the store when Alexis Santiago, who he doesn't even know, tried to start a fight.  Carranza told deputies he tried to leave but Santiago attacked him, eventually biting off his ear.

Investigators say Santiago ran from the scene and they arrested him a few blocks away. Carranza and his ear were taken to Physician's Regional Hospital.