Man loses part of ear after fight over TV clicker

June 1, 2012 1:59:05 PM PDT
A nasty fight over a TV clicker left one man in jail and another missing part of an ear on Staten Island.

Police say the beef started when a man at Mike Jr.'s diner in the Oakwood neighborhood changed the channel on the television on Thursday. A female patron didn't like it and called her husband.

A brawl then erupted outside,and that is when the teeth were bared, leaving the customer missing a part of his ear.

Witnesses say the biter also bashed the channel changer with a baseball bat.

Thomas Tomasello is charged with felony assault. He was released on $1,000 bail and is set to return to court on August 9th.

The customer is currently recovering.

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