By Shannon Carlin
UPDATE: (Aug. 6 at 7:55 am EST) Roberto Alcaraz-Garnica, the San Diego man accused of biting off the tip of another man’s finger, pled not guilty yesterday to charges of mayhem, battery and battery with serious bodily injury. He could face up to eight years in state prison if convicted.
According to the Pasadena Star News, a man was arrested at Bey and Jay’s recent stop at the Rose Bowl for biting off the tip of another man’s finger after groping the man’s girlfriend.
A 25-year-old man named Roberto Alcaraz-Garnica was arrested in suspicion of sexual battery and mayhem, which is legally defined as “disabling or disfiguring a part of a victim’s body.”
According to police, the alleged attack occurred after Alcaraz-Garnica groped a woman in her 20s and the woman’s boyfriend confronted him leading to a fight between the two men.
“During the altercation, the suspect bit the victim, causing serious injury to his finger,” the police said. “He lost the tip of one of his fingers.”
Alcaraz-Garnica was taken to the Pasadena Police Department’s jail, where he is being held on $100,000 bail pending his initial court appearance. No word yet on the status of the man’s finger.
At that same show, police arrested 10 additional people — eight for public drunkenness, two for ticket scalping during the event.