A woman has alleged that her finger was bitten off my an exotic dancer at a strip club after she got caught up in brawl while waiting in line for the bathroom.
Karen Osuji, 25, from Kansas City, Missouri, told BuzzFeed News that she was at the local strip club Baccala on Friday night when two women on stage got into a fight.
One of the women, a dancer that Karen said goes by ‘Diamond’, was escorted to her dressing room by security, but the fight continued to escalate.
Horrific story: Karen Osuji, 25, from Kansas City, Missouri, claims a dancer known as ‘Diamond’ bit her finger off during a fight at a Missouri strip club called Baccala
Accident: Karen explained that she was waiting in line for the bathroom when she got caught up in a squabble between Diamond and another dancer
Evidence: She said she tried to pull her hand away from the fight, but the tip of her finger ended up getting bitten off
Karen explained that she was waiting in line for the bathroom, which was next to Diamond’s dressing room, when she got caught up in the squabble as it continued to worsen – despite the security guards’ efforts to stop it.
In fact, it was – Karen says – during security’s intervening that one of the dancers bit down on her finger, before she could really work out what was going on.
‘Security tried to, like, pick the girl up or bear hug [her] and in the midst of all that I was stuck in it too, and my hand was stuck,’ she told the outlet.
‘I’m trying to pull my hand out and by the time I do… boom, finger gone.’
Karen explained that she rushed to the fire department across the street, while her friend Ali returned to the club to search for the tip of her ring finger, which she was unable to initially locate.
Caught on camera: Karen’s friend Ali shared Snapchat videos of her in the emergency room that night
Remaining calm: ‘My finger’s gonna be ugly on my wedding day,’ Karen gripes in the clip
Ali put the finger on ice before taking her friend to the emergency room at Truman Hospital in Kansas City.
Karen said she was ‘super calm’ and didn’t even cry while coping with the horrific scenario.
‘I don’t know if I was in shock or what, but I was chillin’,’ she recalled.
Karen even allowed her friend Ali to share Snapchat pictures and videos of her in the emergency room, including graphic snapshots of her severed finger.
‘My finger’s gonna be ugly on my wedding day. That’s what I mean,’ Karen says in one clip. ‘No one’s going to want to marry me ’cause I have a f**king midget finger.’
Tough luck: Doctor’s weren’t able to reattach Karen’s finger, and she now has a soft cast while she waits for her injury to heal
Acceptance: ‘At the end of the day, my finger’s gone. It is what it is and that’s just how I’m feeling,’ she said
‘Got her finger bit off’: Karen’s friend Ali later shared photos of the gruesome injury on Twitter
Good news: Karen told one concerned Twitter user that her nail will eventually grow back
Karen had surgery, but, unfortunately, doctors weren’t able to reattach the top of her finger.
Her hand is now in a soft cast, and she has yet to see what her finger looks like following the operation.
‘They couldn’t put it back so I had to accept it. It was all good spirits in the ER,’ she told BuzzFeed News, noting that has plans to file charges.
‘At the end of the day, my finger’s gone. It is what it is and that’s just how I’m feeling.’
Daily Mail Online reached out to Baccalla, but the club declined to comment about Karen’s allegations.
TWITTER USERS REACT TO THE GRUESOME IMAGES
Karen’s friend Ali took to Twitter on Sunday to post photos of Karen’s finger gushing blood and the tip of her finger sitting on top of a biohazard bag.
‘Duddeeee! When I tell y’all people are not fighting fair no more. Shawty got in a fight at the club and got her finger bit off. Lol y’all out here sick,’ she tweeted.
The post containing the graphic images has been retweeted more than 25,000 times, and people had some choice words about the situation.
‘Real life sicko,’ one person wrote, while another added: ‘Moral of the story, don’t throw hands if you ain’t ready to lose part of your finger.’
One concerned Twitter user asked Karen if it was true that the hospital couldn’t reattach her finger, and she wrote back: ‘No technically it’s just my nail bed that was bit off my nail will eventually grow back, there was no bone exposure [sic].’