A Northern California man was arrested on Christmas Eve after he chewed off and spit out his relative’s ear during a dispute regarding a "marijuana product," according to reports.

Samuel Paul Galindo, 40, of Ukiah, California, allegedly became so "enraged" during the altercation that he "forced the victim to the ground and began shoving his fingers into the victim’s eyes," and "bit off a portion of the victim’s ear which Galindo then spit out," police said. 

Galindo also grabbed a "cylindrical object" and raised his fist and attempted to throw a punch at the victim. After the victim escaped and locked himself in a car, Galindo reportedly punched the vehicle’s window while threatening to kill the victim.

Galindo was arrested at the scene and booked into Mendocino County Jail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, mayhem, criminal threats and violating his parole, according to the Ukiah Daily Journal. He was taken into custody Sunday at 6 p.m. PST. 

Galindo’s family informed police that he and a 35-year-old relative were heavily intoxicated. 

The victim had "fresh blood" dripping down his face and was missing part of his ear, according to reports. He was hospitalized, treated for his injuries and later released. Police have not revealed details regarding the victim’s ear.