Man’s finger bitten off at health care reform demonstration

From the Associated Press:

THOUSAND OAKS — A health care reform demonstration landed one man in the emergency room after part of his pinky finger was bitten off during a heated argument in Ventura.
Sheriff’s Capt. Frank O’Hanlon says about 100 people demonstrating in favor of health care reforms rallied Wednesday night at a Thousand Oaks street corner when one protester walked across the street to confront about 25 counter-demonstrators.
O’Hanlon says the man got into a fight and bit off half the left pinky of 65-year-old William
Rice.
Rice tells The Associated Press he was not part of the counter-demonstration and merely stopped by the event to see what was happening.
A hospital spokeswoman says doctors could not reattach the finger and he was sent home the same night.
O’Hanlon says the attacker fled but authorities have a good description.

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  • PG Tips

    Finger lickin’ good.

  • Paul

    My pinkie, my pinkie, my kingdom for a pinkie but I guess he has that terrible Medicare a Single-payer health care insurance what a hypocrite. Did the little pinkie cry “Wee-wee-wee!” all the way home? It real should have been his right pinky finger that would have been a better story. They are haters not debaters.

  • 5th Estate

    I heard on TV that the victim was covered by medicare. Ironic?

  • Paul

    Some seniors revert to children, its part of the aging process (I guess he forgot to Keep your hands to yourself). In the Neil Cavuto, interview he is a protestor but now they are trying to change the fact and say that he just innocent bystander. He makes two punches and (as usual) tries to shove something down someones throat and gets his pinkie bitten off, now they make him into a victim. Now the wingnuts have a new idol to worship, a new hero. Please, snore, snore.

  • Paul

    Some seniors revert to children, its part of the aging process (I guess he forgot to Keep your hands to yourself). In the Neil Cavuto, interview he is a protestor but now they are trying to change the fact and say that he just innocent bystander. He makes two punches and (as usual) tries to shove something down someones throat and gets his pinkie bitten off, now they make him into a victim. Now the wingnuts have a new idol to worship, a new hero. Please, snore, snore.