A drunken Wisconsin wedding guest bit off the tip of a fellow attendee’s finger after he was told to stop groping someone, cops say.
Nathan Landsee, 21, was charged with aggravated assault and disorderly conduct in connection with Friday’s incident at The Club at Lac La Belle in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.
Officers were called to the golf course because “someone’s fingertip had been bitten off” and saw Landsee “sitting on a couch with blood on his sleeve that did not appear to be his,” it said Fox5.
He lunged at a guest before being pushed to the ground by three others and biting off the victim’s fingertip, the criminal complaint says. About half an inch of the finger had been bitten off, exposing the bone.
The violence allegedly erupted after Landsee was ordered to stop fondling another unidentified wedding guest.
Landsee appeared in Waukesha District Court on Monday, where bail was set at $25,000.
Nathan Landsee, 21, was accused of biting off the tip of another wedding guest’s finger after he was told to stop groping another wedding guest
He was charged with aggravated assault and disorderly conduct in connection with Friday’s incident at The Club at Lac La Belle in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
Witnesses told prosecutors that there were two incidents involving Landsee at the wedding in which someone’s fingertip was bitten off.
The “original incident occurred when the defendant inappropriately touched another guest,” the lawsuit states.
People were visibly upset with Landsee, whereupon the “defendant began screaming and became very agitated.”
He was allegedly moved to another room separate from the ballroom and “the bride and groom on site attempted to calm the defendant down, which led to the second incident,” the criminal complaint states.
“The defendant started screaming loudly and became disorderly again,” it said.
A second witness went into the room where Landsee was and “came to a point where he had to ask the defendant to leave.”
But he “became very aggressive and continued to be loud.”
The first witness told him that the police would be called if he did not leave within five minutes.
But Landsee “began lunging at him and attempting to hit him,” the complaint says.
There is said to have been a scuffle, three people had to hold him to the ground and “the defendant bit off someone’s fingertip”.
There was blood on the floor between the foyer and the bathroom. Many people were disturbed by the incident and some even cried.
A police sergeant said: “The victim’s injuries were significant.” It appeared about half an inch of the finger had been bitten off.
Landsee (center) is said to have pounced on a guest before being pushed to the ground by three others and biting off the victim’s fingertip. About half an inch of the finger had been bitten off and the bone was left exposed
Landsee appeared in Waukesha District Court on Monday, where bail was set at $25,000
“The bone inside the finger appeared to be exposed.”
The officer said the fingertip was found and placed in a cup of ice.
Landsee spoke to police, who said he was cooperative.
“However, it appears that the defendant was heavily intoxicated as he emitted a strong odor of intoxicants, his eyes were bloodshot and glassy, and his speech was slurred,” the complaint states.
He allegedly told officers: “He didn’t know what had happened, but that everyone grabbed him and someone put their hand in his mouth, so he bit.”
Landsee had a preliminary breath sample taken and found a blood alcohol content of 0.210 – a value of 0.08 or more is considered drunk.
The victim called police on Oct. 29 and “stated that the injury to his finger resulted in 18 or 19 stitches while the surgeon was attempting to reattach the tip of his finger,” the complaint states.
He said if his operation was unsuccessful he would “have a deformity for the rest of his life.”
A best man at the wedding said the incident was “traumatic” for everyone in attendance.
DailyMail.com has reached out to Oconomowoc police and the Club at Lac La Belle for comment.