By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
PUBLISHED: 08:53 EST, 18 January 2013 | UPDATED: 08:54 EST, 18 January 2013
Police in Central Florida said a man bit his girlfriend’s left thumb off and spit it on the floor of his car while he was driving her to work.
Ricardo Marquis Davis, 35, was driving his girlfriend to a Palm Bay Taco Bell on Wednesday when police say things became physical.
‘She kind of pushed his head, and he responded by biting (her thumb),’ police spokeswoman Yvonne Martinez told Florida Today.
‘He bit it completely off and spit it out on the floorboard,’ she added.
It’s a grisly feat Ms Martinez says he has fully confessed to.
Hospital officials called police after the woman arrived for treatment soon after.
Unfortunately for her, they were unable to reattach her thumb according to Ms Martinez.
She says police victim advocates are working to help the woman who described her relationship with Davis as on-and-off again.
Davis is being held in the Brevard County Jail on aggravated battery charges
Florida Today reports that he has yet to be cleared by mental health staff.