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Woman's fingertip bitten off during argument at meat market
South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | 8:06 PM EDT, July 9, 2008 | Not available

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 ...


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: biteme; florida; rabid; stupid; violence
State of insanity? Or perhaps as one comment offered: "She obviously couldn't wait any longer for fresh meat"...

Yeah, I live here. Land of the "Butterfly Ballot"...

1 posted on 07/10/2008 3:45:19 AM PDT by Caipirabob
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To: Caipirabob
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I'd like a box of ladyfingers...Oooooh - Fresh!

2 posted on 07/10/2008 3:46:50 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Caipirabob
Offered for your culinary amusement...
3 posted on 07/10/2008 3:47:26 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Caipirabob

Some of the weirdest news seems to be coming out of Florida lately. What’s up with that?


4 posted on 07/10/2008 3:52:46 AM PDT by spotbust1 (Procrastinators of the world unite . . . . .tomorrow!!!)
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To: spotbust1

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 ...


5 posted on 07/10/2008 3:56:51 AM PDT by Ken522
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To: Caipirabob
A Tampa woman bit off another woman's fingertip during an argument at a Tampa meat market.

Makes sense in these times of rises food prices. Why pay for meat when you can get some for free from another customer?

6 posted on 07/10/2008 3:58:45 AM PDT by AmericaUnited
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To: spotbust1

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.


7 posted on 07/10/2008 3:59:34 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: Caipirabob

That musta been some hella snauasage.


8 posted on 07/10/2008 4:00:03 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Caipirabob

Pamela " Bitey" Bumpers

9 posted on 07/10/2008 4:04:22 AM PDT by csvset
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To: Caipirabob

(A Tampa woman bit off another woman’s fingertip during an argument at a Tampa meat market)

A little thinning of the herd ?


10 posted on 07/10/2008 4:06:00 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Got Freedom ? Thank a Veteran...... Want to keep Freedom? Don't vote Obama)
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To: Caipirabob

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.


11 posted on 07/10/2008 4:06:00 AM PDT by Malsua
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To: Caipirabob

Talk about having your thumb on the scale...


12 posted on 07/10/2008 4:07:28 AM PDT by milky
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To: spotbust1

Florida is literally America’s trailer park. From the octogenarians to the beach bums, it has a largely non native population escaping somewhere else.


13 posted on 07/10/2008 4:07:46 AM PDT by doodad
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To: Caipirabob
Somebody needs to get medieval on this piece of pond scum. What da ya say, five fingernails for a fingertip? Sounds fair to me.
14 posted on 07/10/2008 4:10:56 AM PDT by RU88 (The false messiah can not change water into wine any more than he can get unity from diversity.)
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To: csvset; martin_fierro; aculeus; dighton; DainBramage; Tijeras_Slim; null and void; Lijahsbubbe
Pamela " Bitey" Bumpers

Here come the guilty verdicts.

(Meat market munchy madness ping.)

15 posted on 07/10/2008 4:11:17 AM PDT by Ezekiel (Strange things are afoot at the Circle K.)
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To: Caipirabob

Must be outstanding meat at this market.

I understand they have a sign outside that says: “You can’t beat our meat!”


16 posted on 07/10/2008 4:14:26 AM PDT by toddlintown (Morons; all of 'em.)
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To: csvset

I thought so.


17 posted on 07/10/2008 4:31:02 AM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: Caipirabob

Must have been “munch time” at the ol’ meat market!


18 posted on 07/10/2008 4:34:08 AM PDT by geezerwheezer (get up boys, we're burnin' daylight!!!)
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To: Ken522

Kind of like that water torture thing. Just got the best of her.


19 posted on 07/10/2008 4:41:57 AM PDT by spotbust1 (Procrastinators of the world unite . . . . .tomorrow!!!)
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To: Joe Boucher

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.


20 posted on 07/10/2008 4:43:39 AM PDT by spotbust1 (Procrastinators of the world unite . . . . .tomorrow!!!)
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To: doodad
Florida is literally America’s trailer park.

Bordered by a little third world State called Georgia.

21 posted on 07/10/2008 4:44:11 AM PDT by KDD ( it's not what people don't know that make them ignorant it's what they know that ain't so.)
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To: doodad

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. ;-)


22 posted on 07/10/2008 4:45:31 AM PDT by spotbust1 (Procrastinators of the world unite . . . . .tomorrow!!!)
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To: KDD
Bordered by a little third world State called Georgia.

It has been crazy here for a long time I hear. I am a Louisiana transplant so I am familiar with crazy.
23 posted on 07/10/2008 4:47:32 AM PDT by spotbust1 (Procrastinators of the world unite . . . . .tomorrow!!!)
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To: Joe Boucher

What about Fisher’s Island?/Just Asking - seoul62........


24 posted on 07/10/2008 4:48:35 AM PDT by seoul62
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To: KDD

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.


25 posted on 07/10/2008 4:48:35 AM PDT by doodad
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To: Caipirabob
This guy narrowly escaped; note the swelling.
26 posted on 07/10/2008 4:52:29 AM PDT by doodad
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To: Caipirabob

Well, I guess she was hungry for some meat.


27 posted on 07/10/2008 4:55:30 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (A vote for any Democrat from BO on down the ticket is a vote for $10 a gallon gas.)
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To: Ezekiel

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!


28 posted on 07/10/2008 6:28:40 AM PDT by Lijahsbubbe
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To: Caipirabob
Great post! I have a recipe .... best served at Halloween. ;)


29 posted on 07/10/2008 6:28:56 AM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Caipirabob

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.

30 posted on 07/10/2008 7:16:00 AM PDT by China Clipper (My favorite animal is whatever is on my plate at that time)
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To: China Clipper
A finger? Hah! That's nuthin! here in the midwest we have women biting off each others LIPS.

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.

31 posted on 07/10/2008 8:42:04 AM PDT by Tarkus2040 ("Anything is possible if you don't know what you're talking about." --Barry Farber)
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To: RepoGirl

Your FLA peeps is misbehavin’ again!


32 posted on 07/10/2008 8:58:11 AM PDT by lesser_satan (Cthulu '08! Why vote for the lesser evil?)
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To: lesser_satan

FINALLY! I was thinkin’ the state was just a little too quiet. Glad to see my peeps ain’t lettin’ me down!


33 posted on 07/10/2008 9:05:45 AM PDT by RepoGirl ("Tom, I'm getting dead from you, but I'm not getting Undead..." -- Frasier Crane)
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To: Wally_Kalbacken
I thought so.

Hah!

Woman loses fingertip in Tampa meat market brawl

By Justin George, Times Staff Writer
In print: Thursday, July 10, 2008


Jacqueline Wimbush, 39, of Tampa was in line at the Aliana Meat Market in Tampa when she got into a fight with a woman who bit her fingertip off, police say. Wimbush went to the hospital with the tip, but doctors could not reattach it.
Jacqueline Wimbush, 39, of Tampa was in line at the Aliana Meat Market in Tampa when she got into a fight with a woman who bit her fingertip off, police say. Wimbush went to  the hospital with the tip, but doctors could not reattach it.
[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 jgeorge@sptimes.com.

34 posted on 07/10/2008 3:41:22 PM PDT by csvset
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Check out the “victim” in post 34.


35 posted on 07/11/2008 2:21:31 AM PDT by csvset
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To: csvset
Guilty.

oh, wait...

36 posted on 07/11/2008 6:29:58 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: csvset
"The first time Jacqueline Wimbush got into a fight and lost a fingertip, doctors managed to save it."


37 posted on 07/11/2008 7:31:16 AM PDT by null and void (With Nobama it will be 9/10 through 9/17 every week. - Coffee200AM)
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To: csvset
It was the finger Wimbush, 39, hoped a man would someday put a ring on for the first time.

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...

38 posted on 07/11/2008 7:43:16 AM PDT by null and void (With Nobama it will be 9/10 through 9/17 every week. - Coffee200AM)
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To: null and void
"The first time Jacqueline Wimbush got into a fight and lost a fingertip, doctors managed to save it."

Hmmm. Perhaps a malpractice suit is in order.

In other " other meat" news, we have this:

Man's Nose Bitten Off In Burger King Drive-Through

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

39 posted on 07/11/2008 7:55:48 AM PDT by csvset
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To: csvset

You can get fava beans at BK? Who knew?


40 posted on 07/11/2008 8:07:18 AM PDT by null and void (With Nobama it will be 9/10 through 9/17 every week. - Coffee200AM)
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To: csvset

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)


41 posted on 07/12/2008 4:30:23 PM PDT by Lijahsbubbe
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