San Francisco police are searching for this man, seen in surveillance video footage,  who allegedly bit off the finger of a bartender in July. (Courtesy SFPD)

San Francisco police are searching for this man, seen in surveillance video footage, who allegedly bit off the finger of a bartender in July. (Courtesy SFPD)

SFPD searching for man who bit off bartender’s finger

San Francisco police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who reportedly bit off the finger of a bartender last month.

The incident occurred around 2:15 a.m. on July 17 outside a bar in the 1900 block of Lombard Street after the bartender refused to let the man come back inside after the bar had closed, police said in a statement released late Sunday night.

The bartender was closing the bar when a man who had been drinking inside the bar earlier that evening tried to come back inside. When the bartender told the man the bar was closed, the man attempted to enter the bar through a small window but was stopped by the bartender.

The man became irate and started kicking the door of the front entrance, police said.

The bartender went outside to reiterate the bar’s closure, but the man then attacked the bartender, climbing on top of him and striking him in the face before biting off one of the bartender’s fingers, according to police.

The man’s friends were still in the bar, but came outside after the attack and left with the man.

The bartender was taken to a hospital and reportedly suffered swollen eyes, contusions to his head and scrapes on his hand, as well as an amputated finger.

Surveillance videos captured images of the man, who’s described as Hispanic, about 6 feet tall, 180 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

The first video, seen below, shows the suspect eating while wearing a pink shirt, blue jeans and brown shoes.

The second video, seen below, shows the suspect with his shirt off, talking and tussling with one of his friends who is wearing a black leather jacket.


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