[Times Union] Angered that he was being kicked out a bar for having sex there, a 38-year-old Fort Ann man bit off a bartender’s finger Sunday morning, police said. The bizarre incident unfolded about 4 a.m. at the Daily Double at 59 South St., said Glens Falls police Sgt. Michelle Arnold. It was there that Ernest Vannier allegedly dug his teeth into a male bartender’s pinky, breaking bone and nearly severing the finger entirely, Arnold said. At the time of the incident, the bartender and several other employees were escorting Vannier out of the bar after he and a woman were allegedly caught engaging in a sex act in a designated smoking room. The bartender, whose name was not released, had the finger reattached at Glens Falls Hospital, Arnold said. Vannier was charged with second-degree assault, a felony punishable by up to 7 years in prison. He was arraigned Sunday morning in Glens Falls City Court and sent to Warren County Jail after failing to post $5,000 bail.
A bizarre incident? There’s nothing bizarre about almost losing a finger when attempting to break up drunken sex in the smoking room at 4am. What did you think was going to happen? Ernest was gonna pull out and hit the road agreeably with a boner and blue balls? Fuck no. It’s 4am, bartender. Relax. You still got shitty tips to count and a bottle count to take. He’s not plowing this broad with her naked asshole rubbing all over your bar. He’s in the dirty smoking room keeping out of everyone’s business. He waited until closing time. As far as drunken sex in your bar is concerned, Ernest couldn’t have been any more respectful. As a bartender you’d think you’d recognize that. I’m sure you’ve seen much worse. But no – you had to make a scene and basically try to pry a lion from a brontosaurus burner. That’ll cost you feeling in a finger all day, every day. Anyone who knows anything knows that.