Bummed cigarette costs woman a finger

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MUSKEGON, Michigan (WOOD) — A fight over the cost of a cigarette ended with a Muskegon, Michigan woman getting her finger bitten off.

Danielle Lott, 46, had a bite mark on her back Tuesday and bandages over what’s left of her left ring finger. The woman who allegedly bit her is behind bars.

“Yes, I’m mad about it,” she said.

But even she admits the argument was silly and the violence senseless.

Lott said she and Senta Staffney were sitting in her driveway Monday on West Southern Avenue in Muskegon. Lott says she gave Staffney a dollar for a cigarette, but the woman claimed she still owed her 50 cents.

“Then she just got up in my face and got to yelling and screaming and she pushed me and I pushed her back,” she recalled.

Then things got violent with blows and kicks exchanged. During the tussle, Lott’s hand ended up around the other woman’s mouth and the woman bit down hard.

It severed Lott’s ring finger below the top knuckle. The woman spit it out.

Lott’s sister intervened and broke up the fight.

Lott retrieved the finger but doctors could not reattach it. It was too damaged.

Police arrested Staffney.