Police searching for man who bit off bar worker’s finger in Jackson Heights

March 13, 2019 - 9:20 am

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Police are searching for a suspect who bit off a piece of a bar worker’s finger in Jackson Heights.

On Saturday Feb. 16, the 37-year-old male victim, a janitor, was in the process of closing up the El California Sports Bar, police say, when the unidentified assailant walked up and demanded entry into the bar.

When the victim said it was closing, the two fought verbally, leading the suspect to bite off part of the victim’s left pinky finger during the altercation.

The perpetrator fled eastbound on Roosevelt Avenue.

The victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital where his finger was reattached.

Anyone with knowledge is encouraged to call NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

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