Owasso Man Arrested On Charge Of Biting Off Bowler's Ear

Saturday, November 15th 2014, 2:54 pm
By: News On 6

An Owasso man was arrested for maiming after an apparent brawl at a bowling alley. James Thomas Foster bit the ear off another man during a fight at the Coffee Creek bowling alley, according to court documents.

Court records state two groups of people were bowling in adjoining lanes on August 31, 2014. One group was a mother, father and daughter; the other group was made up of about seven girls.

The mother told police she accidentally knocked over a drink on the shared table between the lanes, and that sparked an argument.

The group of girls left and came back a short time later with Foster, according to an affidavit of probable cause. After a shoving match, police say Foster bit the ear off the man who was bowling with his wife and daughter.

The affidavit says the maiming victim planned to undergo plastic surgery as the ear could not be reattached.

Owasso Police arrested Foster Friday, November 14, 2014, after pulling him over for speeding in the 8600 block of North Main Street. The arresting officer said Foster's SUV had an unauthorized tag that was registered to a Claremore vehicle.

The 40-year-old man was released on bond for the maiming charge and taxes due state.