Bridgeport man's thumb bitten off during road rage incident
A road rage incident in Bridgeport has left a man with a gruesome injury.
Gerardo Febles, 56, was attacked Thursday morning at Olive Street and Park Avenue.
He tells News 12 he was driving to get one of his tires fixed when another driver become angry for some reason, got out of his vehicle and began punching Febles.
The top portion of his thumb was also bit off.
"We believe that this guy had to be on PCP because of the way that he was acting. He was acting totally irrational,” said Febeles.
Febles' daughter Tania Oritz says she was disgusted by the way onlookers reacted to the incident. She said “not one person” came to his help.
“It's devastating. I think there was only one woman who came and brought a napkin,” she said.
Febeles suffered a traumatic amputation for his distal phalanx, which is crucial for gripping and performing delicate tasks.
Febeles' children say their dad was a hard-working highly-skilled machine operator who is devastated by his injury because he can no longer do his job.
Bridgeport resident Francisco Navarro, 38, has been arrested and charged with first-degree assault.
A GoFundMe page was created to help cover medical costs.