Man Bites Off Own Finger in Sparerib Feeding Frenzy
Paramedics were called to the Ribs Ahoy rib joint on Four Mile last Road Friday evening when a diner accidentally bit off one of his own fingers while devouring a platter of spareribs.
Howard Darnell, 38, of Chrislip, is reported in good condition at Our Lady of Perpetual Sorrows Hospital.
The accident happened during the restaurant’s all-you-can-eat night, the “Friday Feeding Frenzy.” Ribs Ahoy owner Bess Lampley says that disfiguring injuries are quite common.
“People wait all week to get bulk food on the cheap,” she says. “By Friday night they’re ravenous. They get into the zone and aren’t really aware of anything except that next mouthful. Imagine great white sharks in John Deere caps and flannel shirts.”
This is the second finger Howard Darnell has lost at Ribs Ahoy. Doctors wanted to reattach it, but he declined, saying he’d “just bite it off again next week anyway.”