Finger bitten off during California health protest
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – California authorities say a clash between opponents and supporters of ended with one man biting off another man’s finger.
Ventura County Sheriff‘s Capt. Frank O’Hanlon says about 100 people demonstrating in favor of rallied Wednesday night on a . One protester walked across the street to confront about 25 counter-demonstrators.
O’Hanlon says the man got into an argument and fist fight, during which he bit off the left pinky of a 65-year-old man who opposed health care reform.
A hospital spokeswoman says the man lost half the finger, but doctors reattached it and he was sent home the same night.