July 10, 2008

Giving new meaning to the phrase “Bite me”

Posted in Offbeat tagged , at 9:52 pm by Katharine Lackey

A dispute over who was next in line at a meat market in Tampa on Monday turned violent, leading to the loss of a woman’s fingertip, according to the St. Petersburg Times.

Jacqueline Wimbush, 39, was next in line at the Aliana Meat Market (which fills orders for oxtails, beef hearts, cow heads, salted pig tails, hog jaw and burnt cow skin) when Pamela Bumpers, 33, tried to cut in front of her. Unsuccessful, Bumpers got angry and pushed Wimbush, leading to an all out brawl between the two women. At one point, Wimbush reached toward Bumpers face, when she heard a disturbing crunch. A second later, she noticed her fingertip on the floor.

Amazingly enough, this wasn’t Wimbush’s first brush with losing a finger. Twelve years ago, the woman was in a brawl that resulted in the severing of her middle finger, which was salvaged. This time, however, Wimbush wasn’t so lucky as her left hand ringer finger could not be reattached and doctors had to remove some bone.

But the story doesn’t even end there.

“She’s been in some fights,” writes the Times. “Some” being the operative word — Wimbush has an impressive record with 30 arrests and prison time for robbery and grand theft. Bumpers, too, has a record with a prior guilty plea for aggravated battery.

Now, Wimbush, who works at a day care center and has children of her own, wonders if any man will want to put a ring on her finger, she tells the Times, “I don’t know who’s going to put a ring on a nub.”

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1 Comment »

  1. […] least Wimbush or Bumpers didn’t show up, or there would have been severed […]


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