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Posted on 07/10/2008 3:45:18 AM PDT by Caipirabob
TAMPA - A Tampa woman bit off another woman's fingertip during an argument at a Tampa meat market.
Police say two women were waiting to be served Monday when they began arguing about who was next in line.
Customers take a number to order when they enter the market, but another customer who left before ordering had given Pamela Bumpers her number.
(Excerpt) Read more at sun-sentinel.com ...
Yeah, I live here. Land of the "Butterfly Ballot"...
Some of the weirdest news seems to be coming out of Florida lately. What’s up with that?
I think it’s the rain - it’s been raining here really hard every day now ... I bet this lady just couldn’t take it anymore ...
Makes sense in these times of rises food prices. Why pay for meat when you can get some for free from another customer?
Like California we here in Florida get an awful lot of transients and crazies leaving places where they just don’t fit in.
Throw in a ready supply diversity like you rarely see in the rest of the country and there ya have it.
That musta been some hella snauasage.
Pamela " Bitey" Bumpers
(A Tampa woman bit off another woman’s fingertip during an argument at a Tampa meat market)
A little thinning of the herd ?
I saw a bouncer clamp down on a guy’s finger once. The guy was unruly, wouldn’t leave and was wagging and pointing...the guy reached out and clamped down. Got his attention really quickly.
I suspect someone was up in someone’s face...who doesn’t want to reach out for a little snack.
Talk about having your thumb on the scale...
Florida is literally America’s trailer park. From the octogenarians to the beach bums, it has a largely non native population escaping somewhere else.
Here come the guilty verdicts.
(Meat market munchy madness ping.)
Must be outstanding meat at this market.
I understand they have a sign outside that says: “You can’t beat our meat!”
I thought so.
Must have been “munch time” at the ol’ meat market!
Kind of like that water torture thing. Just got the best of her.
I wonder how many displaced Katrina victims Florida has gotten. I hate to sound like I am blaming everything on Katrina and the influx of refugees, but crime all over Louisiana seems to have gone up since Katrina.
Bordered by a little third world State called Georgia.
Sounds like a great place to visit but you wouldn’t want to live there. I hope things improve for Floridians. One only has so many fingers to give to the cause. ;-)
What about Fisher’s Island?/Just Asking - seoul62........
Can’t really argue too much there. GA has some godawful holes, esp in the southern portion of the state. It really should be two states.
But little? It is bigger than FL.
Well, I guess she was hungry for some meat.
Now before everyone points a finger at Pamela, how many here think that she should have been able to take the other person’s spot?
And remember, for every 3/4 of a finger you have pointing at Pamela, there are four pointing back at you!
A finger? Hah! That's nuthin! here in the midwest we have women biting off each others LIPS.
Authorities say a fight between two women at a Lincoln grocery store escalated to biting, with one women's lip partially torn off. Lincoln police say 36-year-old Nyakouth Beal and 29-year-old Mary Chuol got into a fight at the store on Friday. Beal reportedly bit Chuol's ear, with Chuol retaliating by biting Beal's lip.
Chuol was arrested on suspicion of first-degree assault. Beal was cited for assault.
Must be the way disputes are settled in Haiti, or wherever these two turd worlders came from. I wonder which POTUS allowed these "refugees" into our country. If they're here legally, that is.
Your FLA peeps is misbehavin’ again!
FINALLY! I was thinkin’ the state was just a little too quiet. Glad to see my peeps ain’t lettin’ me down!
By Justin George, Times Staff Writer
In print: Thursday, July 10, 2008
[STEPHEN J. CODDINGTON | Times]
TAMPA The first time Jacqueline Wimbush got into a fight and lost a fingertip, doctors managed to save it.
Not this time.
Wimbush, who has a history of brawling, lost the tip of her left ring finger to another woman at a busy East Tampa meat market Monday, Tampa police say. "Right now it's gone, and there's nothing I can do," she fumed Wednesday.
The separation began Monday before noon when she entered the Aliana Meat Market and took a number, awaiting a butcher's attention.
It was No. 53.
The market, sandwiched between the Hope gas station and an African-themed bazaar, has an outside mural of a cornucopia filled with pigs, hens and cattle. It empties onto the earth like Noah's ark in reverse. The store sells oxtails, beef hearts, cow heads, salted pig tails, hog jaw and burnt cow skin.
Wimbush, No. 53, usually came to the market on Sundays but wanted pork chops. She planned to cook them along with chicken wings, black beans, yellow rice and Cuban bread for her children.
She was on her cell phone when a woman she didn't know entered the store and took the next number, No. 54.
Her name was Pamela Bumpers, police say.
But soon, a person holding No. 51 gave up and left Bumpers the ticket.
A butcher saw this and skipped to Wimbush's No. 53.
That seemed to upset No. 54 Bumpers.
Bumpers bumped Wimbush, police say.
Arms flailed. Punches landed. Wimbush says she reached toward Bumper's face and felt a crunch.
"When I looked at my hand," she said. "I saw she had bitten my finger off. And my finger was on the ground in front of me."
It was detached just above a pink French tip fingernail that had been scheduled for a manicure that afternoon.
People screamed, and the staff behind the meat deli separated the fighters.
A friend picked up the fingertip and the staff put it in ice.
An ambulance took Wimbush to St. Joseph's Hospital, where she said she waited several hours with her fingertip in a red biohazard bag.
It felt a little familiar. In 1996, she said she fought another woman at her sister-in-law's house. The woman bit off the tip of Wimbush's right middle finger. A plastic surgeon's skin graft saved it.
But this time, a St. Joseph's hand specialist numbed her finger and amputated part of the bone.
It was the finger Wimbush, 39, hoped a man would someday put a ring on for the first time.
"Why my finger?" she asked Wednesday, her left hand wrapped in pink bandages and her finger in a splint. "I don't know who's going to put a ring on a nub."
She works in day care, where her hands help children with puzzles and art. Before that, she assembled Big Macs and Whoppers at Burger King and McDonald's and punched keyboards and phone pads as a telemarketer.
She's been in some fights. She was arrested 30 times and served prison time for charges including robbery and grand theft, state records show.
In all that time, she never bit off anyone's finger, she said. The worst she did was scratch a woman's face.
"I guess there aren't any rules in fighting," she said, "and I'm a prime example."
Bumpers, too, had prior arrests. She's 33. She pleaded guilty to aggravated battery in 2001, state records show.
Now she faces a felony battery charge.
Released from jail Monday, she did not respond to a request for an interview.
In her booking photo, she looked at ease as she faced the camera.
And showed her teeth as she smiled.
Justin George can be reached at (813) 226-3368 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out the “victim” in post 34.
All she needs is to find a man who's blind, desperate, deaf, and crazy, and she's in...
She works in day care,
Not with MY kids she don'!
Before that, she assembled Big Macs and Whoppers at Burger King and McDonald's
Not Wendy's? New light shed on Wendy's finger-in-chili case
and punched keyboards and phone pads as a telemarketer.
I'm pretty sure she's called me...
Hmmm. Perhaps a malpractice suit is in order.
In other " other meat" news, we have this:
CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. -- A man bit off another man's nose in a fight in a Burger King drive-through, and then bragged about it, deputies said.
According to the police report, 38-year-old Gary Eastwood was behind Tommy Easterling at the Burger King on Folly Road in Charleston County on Tuesday.
The fight started after Eastwood rammed his truck into Easterling's car, deputies said.
Deputies said that when they arrived, they found 32-year-old Easterling with an extremely bloody face, and Eastwood with blood around his mouth, but no injuries. Deputies called for emergency medical assistance when they realized Easterling's nose was missing
Witnesses said that they saw Eastwood bite Easterling's face and then raise up and spit out flesh.
Emergency medical workers located the missing piece of Easterling's nose and transported it with him to the hospital. There was no immediate word if it could be reattached.
Deputies said that as they were transporting Eastwood, he told them he intentionally bit off Easterling's nose because he was "at war."
Deputies said that while on his way to jail, Eastwood described the taste of blood and appeared to be bragging about what he had done.
He is charged with assault of a high and aggravated nature.
Gary Neal Eastwood aka The Biter
You can get fava beans at BK? Who knew?
How stupid. What difference did it make if one lady took the other lady’s place? If the first ticket holder would have stayed, Wimbush would have had to wait the same amount of time.
How petty. Get a life, women. (I won’t call them ladies)