Drunken Florida man accused of biting off man's fingertip at Bahia Honda State Park

Posted at 7:35 AM, Nov 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-12 12:05:16-05

BIG PINE KEY, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a drunken Florida man bit another man's fingertip off at a campsite in the Florida Keys.

Monroe County Sheriff's spokesman Adam Linhardt said in a news release that the victim and his wife had a campsite next to 54-year-old Aurelio Rodriguez of Hialeah, Florida, at Bahia Honda State Park. They told deputies that on Friday night, they brought a bottle of tequila to share with Rodriguez but he had already been drinking.

An arrest report says Rodriguez fell and the victim tried to lift him but couldn't. When he tried one last time to lift him, Rodriguez bit the man's finger.

A deputy found Rodriguez's face covered in blood. Paramedics found the missing fingertip but doctors couldn't reattach it.

Rodriguez is charged with aggravated battery. A lawyer isn't listed on jail records.