Florida Woman Accused of Biting Off Part of Boyfriend's Thumb After Argument, Leaving It on Floor

A Florida woman has been accused of biting off part of her boyfriend's thumb during a heated argument before fleeing the scene, a sheriff's office has said.

Yesenia Casiano, 39, of Lutz, has been charged following the alleged incident—which took place last Wednesday according to records now published by the Pasco County Clerk. The woman was charged with aggravated battery causing bodily harm last Friday, the online filing said.

Casiano was fighting with the father of her child when she "willfully and intentionally" chomped down on the victim's thumb, dislodging a piece of it, local media outlet WFLA reported. Casiano is also accused of lashing out at the man with closed fists and allegedly kicked his stomach.

The male victim has not been named. The Pasco County Sheriff's Public Information Office (PIO) did not immediately respond to a request for comment about the investigation.

According to WFLA, the violence occurred in front of several children who were in the residence at the time. Patch.com reported that the children pointed out the thumb piece to the deputies who had responded to the scene. It was in the living room of the Hidden Hammock Place property.

The male victim—the father of one of the children—was rushed to Suncoast Emergency Care. Casiano fled in a black Ford van tagged "IHMM70" before officers arrived. It is believed that the pair lived in the home together and the additional children were from a previous relationship.

It was not immediately clear what had sparked the allegedly violent argument. Sheriff's deputies did not confirm how many children had been in the home at the time of the incident. According to media outlet WFLA, the woman's whereabouts were initially unknown to investigators.

Under Florida law, the charge of aggravated battery is typically considered to be a second degree felony, according to the criminal defense law firm Hussein & Webber. Penalties upon conviction can include up to 15 years in prison or 15 years of probation, and up to $10,000 in fines.

Yesenia Casiano
Yesenia Casiano, 39, of Lutz, was charged with aggravated battery causing bodily harm last Friday according to records filed by the Pasco County Clerk. Pasco County Sheriff

Back in 2013, a Florida man was accused of biting off a part of his girlfriend's thumb during an argument on the way to a Palm Bay Taco Bell, the Miami New Times reported.

Police said the woman—who was not named—was being driven to the fast food restaurant, where she was employed.

"They got into a verbal argument, and she basically became upset. She kind of pushed his head, and he responded by biting," police spokesperson Yvonne Martinez said at the time. "He bit [the thumb] off and spit it out on the floorboard." Ricardo Davis, 35, was arrested at his home and charged with aggravated battery.

In February this year, a police officer in Texas who struggled to remove a suspected intoxicated driver from a vehicle was viciously bitten. Police said the culprit, Christopher Rogers, "began to bite the sergeant's head and ear, ultimately biting a portion of the sergeant's ear off." The 45-year-old suspect was hit with a stun gun and swiftly detained.