Woman Arrested, Accused Of Nearly Biting Off Person's Ear At Remington Park Casino

Tuesday, July 5th 2016, 2:58 pm
By: Grant Hermes

An altercation at Remington Park Casino on the Fourth of July nearly cost one woman her ear after another woman bit her, according to an Oklahoma City police report.

According to the report police, a woman named Susan Keyer and her husband Charles went to Remington and began to gamble on the slot machines.

Keyer told police she wasn't having much luck at her machine and noticed the woman on the other side of her husband had gotten up leave and didn't leave anything behind, so she switched machines.

Keyer told police she played once, winning $25, but then things took a turn for the worst.

According to the report, the woman, Berdie Jean Fleming, returned to the machine outraged. Police said Fleming began yelling and arguing at Keyer saying the machine was hers.

According to an officer’s description of the surveillance video from inside the casino, Keyer was sitting quietly and calmly during the tirade. Fleming even “pushed and poked” Keyer several times.

Keyer told police she told Fleming to leave and that was when Fleming bit her left ear. The responding officer said in the report the bite went from her ear lobe to above the middle of her ear, only hanging on by “a sliver of skin.”

Keyer was taken to a nearby hospital and her husband said over the phone she may have to have plastic surgery. Keyer's husband said there was also some discoloration to the ear which had been stitched back together.

So far, Keyer said no one from the casino has reached out to her and that she'll never be setting foot in Remington Park again.

Remington Park leadership said they have reached out to Keyer and her husband and they will continue to keep in contact with the family as the case moves forward.

Remington Park released the following 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. At this time, we would direct any questions to the appropriate law enforcement agency."

Fleming is in the Oklahoma County jail.