According to Palm Bay police spokeswoman Yvonne Martinez, hospital staff called police after the woman showed up for treatment Wednesday.
“The nurse advised (the victim) was treated for a severed left thumb, and that the woman continued to say “I can’t believe he bit my finger off,’” she said.
I have to wonder how many cuss words Ms. Martinez left out of the above statement. I’m guessing about fifteen…
The victim was gone by the time police arrived at the hospital, but they quickly located her and learned a confession had already been made.
Police say the woman’s on-again, off-again boyfriend, 35-year-old Ricardo Marquis Davis, admitted to biting the woman’s thumb clean off after the two argued.
“He was driving her to work, she works at a Taco Bell in Palm Bay,” Martinez said. “During the course of the drive down to work they got into a verbal argument, and she basically became upset. She kind of pushed his head, and he responded by biting (her thumb).”
“He bit it completely off,” she continued. “And spit it out on the floorboard.”
Doctors were unable to reattach the digit.
Davis is being held in the Brevard County Jail on aggravated battery charges. He is apparently being held in what is known as “the bubble,” a clear-walled cell that allows for constant supervision of inmates who deputies think may harm themselves and who have not yet been cleared by mental health staff.