--2 SFPD arrested Daniel Anaya at Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center.
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Alleged Toe Biter Strikes Again

SFPD arrested Daniel Anaya at Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center.

April 2, 2013, 6:00 pm
By Justin Horwath
A word of advice to the ladies in New Mexico: If Daniel Anaya ever asks for your digits, he might not be looking for your phone number. 

The alleged shoe-department-employee-turned-toe-biter has apparently struck again.

Yesterday marked the third time Anaya, 27, is alleged to have bitten into one of the toes of his ex-girlfriend, according to an arrest warrant.

Anaya's girlfriend ended their four-year relationship after Anaya chomped into her big toe in November, according to an Albuquerque Police Department arrest warrant issued April 1.

In February, the warrant charges, Anaya broke into his ex-girlfriend's home and bit off her left big toe, "including a portion of the bone."

Authorities charged Anaya with burglary, false imprisonment, interference with communications and aggravated battery. According to nmcourts.gov, authorities dismissed those charges after a witness or prosecutor failed to appear at the hearings.

His ex—who moved to from Santa Fe to Albuquerque to "get away from" Anaya—says he struck again yesterday. He allegedly violated the restraining order she filed against him when he entered her relative's unlocked apartment on April 1. 

She told Anaya he was not allowed to be there, according to the warrant.

"I know," he allegedly responded, "but you fucked up my life."

After a struggle, Anaya, according to the warrant, straddled his ex-girlfriend, removed her shoe and sock and "put her toe in his mouth." The warrant states he began biting her right big toe "then produced what [his ex-girlfriend] described as a silver circular or oval metal object that had a blade in the center." She apparently was able to obtain a fork and began stabbing Anaya repeatedly in the back of his neck and his upper back with it.

"But she had no effect on Daniel," the warrant states. She dropped the fork and proceeded to "scratch or gouge his eyes."

Anaya apparently stopped the attack and fled. He ended up at Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, where the Santa Fe Police Department picked him up at 9:30 pm on April 1, Celina Westervelt, SFPD public information officer, says. The warrant charges him with kidnapping, aggravated battery on a household member, assault with intent to commit a violent felony, aggravated stalking and aggravated battery.

The ex-girlfriend didn't escape without injury, according to the warrant, which states that an officer observed that her "toenail from her big toe on her right foot had been removed."

"Her toe was bleeding heavily," the warrant states. 

According to the warrant, Anaya used to work at Dillard's in the shoe department, but no longer works there "for unknown reasons."


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