OKLAHOMA CITY - A trip to the casino ended with a trip to the hospital for 51-year-old Susan Keyser.
She said she was attacked over a seat at a slot machine at Remington Park.
According to police reports, Keyser said it all started when she wasn’t having any luck on the slot machine she was playing, so she moved to another that was occupied by Berdie Fleming just minutes before.
Soon after, Keyser won a bonus round on that machine.
“And, then, when the female victim won some money on the machine, the female confronted her, saying that was her machine that she has stolen,” said Officer Megan Morgan, Oklahoma City Police Department.
According to reports, Keyser said, when she sat at the slot machine, it had a zero balance and did not have any belonging on the machine.
She said Fleming continued to yell at Keyser and the situation escalated.
“At that time, she actually bit the victim on her left ear,” Morgan said.
All the while, the victim’s husband said he tried to get security to act.
“The earlobe was just hanging barely by some skin that was connected to the victims head,” Morgan said.
Fleming was arrested and booked into jail on a charge of maiming.
On July 12, Fleming was officially charged with one count of maiming.
We reached out to Remington Park officials, and they sent us this statement:
“The safety of our guests at Remington Park is of utmost importance. Our security team reacted swiftly to Monday evening’s incident and assisted local police as they conducted their investigation.”
Keyser was treated at the casino and then the hospital.
Her husband said she had to get 32 stitches to her ear - hardly worth the $25 win that started it all.
It’s unclear if Keyser will lose part of her ear or not.