Patient accused of biting off doctor's fingertip

CAPE CORAL, Fla. (AP) - Authorities said a patient at a Cape Coral doctor's office bit part of the doctor's finger off after being denied a prescription.

Police reported that a 45-year-old man went to see Dr. Paul Arnold Wednesday morning, and the man became upset about not receiving prescription medication.

Police said Arnold turned his back and the man attacked him. The patient reportedly bit Arnold several times, taking off the doctor's fingertip with one bite.

The fingertip was recovered at the scene and Arnold was taken to a nearby hospital.

Police have put out a warrant for the patient's arrest on a charge of aggravated battery.