CRIME

Florida Man Bit Off Girlfriend's Finger, Police Say

The victim needed surgery on her middle digit.

A man in Seffner, Florida, is facing battery charges after he allegedly bit off a half-inch of a woman's middle finger during an argument.

Christopher Butler, 32, was arrested Monday night after being accused of biting off the tip of his girlfriend's finger after she waved it in his face, TampaBay.com reports.

Officers on the scene said the victim was lying on a lawn chair when they arrived. Butler was extremely intoxicated, according to ABC Action News.

 The victim was taken to a local hospital to have surgery on the wound. Butler was also taken there to be treated for a cut on his nose. He was then transported to the Hillsborough County Jail, according to the Associated Press.

Butler has been charged with one count of aggravated battery and is also being held on a parole violation without bail. 

 

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