A jury found Staten Island resident Rafael Pichardo guilty of aggravated assault for a 2007 incident where he bit off an Atlantic City cop's left index finger. According to the Star-Ledger, the cops were called the Casbah Nightclub at the Trump Taj Mahal, because, per witnesses, "Pichardo had become unruly. Pichardo bit through the officer's leather glove after the policemen tried to handcuff him." Yowch! Also: "A bouncer put Dooley's severed finger on ice, but doctors were unable to reattach it because of the extent of the damage." Pichardo's family and friends apparently yelled after the verdict was announced. His sentencing will be in July and he faces up to 10 years in jail. Update: We belatedly remembered another Staten Islander who likes the taste of gloved finger—Staten Island Chuck!
SI Man Convicted Of Biting Atlantic City Cop's Finger Off
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