Magisterial Judge Carla Swearingen dismissed criminal charges against a West Virginia man whose finger was bitten off during a family brawl in a Robinson Township restaurant.
Tony Sellitti, 48, of Weirton, WV, appeared Tuesday in district court on charges of simple assault, harassment and disorderly conduct. Each of the charges against Sellitti has been dropped.
In a criminal complaint, Robinson Police said Sellitti in September was attending a birthday dinner for an elderly relative at Ditka's restaurant off Steubenville Pike, when a scuffle broke out amongst family members.
Sellitti was injured in the fight and sought medical treatment at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. Officers later found Sellitti's detached finger on the restaurant's dining room floor, which had been severed at some point during the fracas, according to the complaint.
The finger's laceration was "uneven and not clean cut," consistent with a bite injury, police said.
No one was else was charged in connection to the fight.