Florida Man Busted For Glass Eye Toss
Suspect threw fake eye at hospital personnel
NOVEMBER 1--A Florida man in police custody removed his glass eye and threw it at hospital personnel, according to cops who rearrested the suspect on a felony charge.
Edward Dorsey, 54, was first arrested Sunday morning on a domestic violence charge for allegedly striking his wife during an 8 AM argument in the couple’s Largo home. A police report notes that drugs and alcohol appear to have played a role in the confrontation.
Following the misdemeanor collar, Dorsey was transported to the Largo Medical Center for treatment.
While in the emergency room, Dorsey “removed his glass eye” and then “threw his glass eye at the ER doctor and ER nurse,” a Largo Police Department officer reported.
Before flinging the fake eye, Dorsey was instructed by hospital personnel and a cop “to not take the eye out in the first place.” Dorsey ignored those commands, an arrest affidavit charges, and declared, “I can do whatever I feel like doing.”
The airborne eye does not appear to have caused any injuries, though it is unclear whether the eye hit any hospital workers.
Seen above, the unemployed Dorsey was charged with battery on an emergency medical care provider. He is locked up in the county jail on a combined bond of $30,000.
Jail records indicate that Dorsey has the words “Dorsey Touch” tattooed on his forearm and is “Missing left eye.” (1 page)