PALM BAY, Fla. (January 18, 2013)--A Florida man bit off his girlfriend's left thumb during a fight while he was driving her to work, police in Palm Bay, Fla., said.
Hospital officials called police after the woman arrived for treatment Wednesday.
Palm Bay police spokeswoman Yvonne Martinez said Ricardo Marquis Davis, 35, confessed to biting off the thumb and spitting it onto the floorboard.
He told police the two had gotten into an argument and said she pushed his head while they were driving.
Martinez says doctors were not able to reattach the woman's thumb.
She said police victim advocates are working to help her.
Davis was held in the Brevard County Jail on aggravated battery charges.