A Case of Biting Irony

Accused of nipping a cop's ear, twins claim mistaken identity

Who chomped off the lower part of officer David Storton's right ear? Was it Shawn Blick or Jonathan Blick? One flicker of doubt and both Blick brothers -- who happen to be identical twins -- could get off.

The fact that the two are physically identical is about the only thing the prosecution and the defense can agree on in the case, which is expected to go to trial this month. The Santa Clara County district attorney's office charges that on the night of May 10, 1988, the twins assaulted Storton when he , identified himself as a police officer, interrupting...

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