Unruly Patron Bites Off Bartender's Pinky: Cops

Said patron had just been caught having sex at said bar
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 2, 2012 1:59 PM CDT
Unruly Patron Bites Off Bartender's Pinky: Cops
Bartenders: Keep your fingers away from angry patrons.   (Shutterstock)

Crazy things happen at bars, and then crazeeee things happen at bars ... a tale of the latter, out of New York: Glens Falls police report that Ernest Vannier was caught having sex with a woman around 4am yesterday in the smoking room of a bar called the Daily Double. It sounds like Vannier wasn't too keen on ending his early-morning activity, because the Albany Times Union reports that it took a bartender and a few other employees to escort him out—and in the process, the 38-year-old allegedly bit off the bartender's pinky, say police.

Vannier chomped down so hard he broke bone, and the bartender's finger was almost severed; it was later reattached at a hospital. Vannier faces up to seven years in jail, on a second-degree assault charge. (More strange stuff stories.)

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