Now Reading
Man arrested after allegedly biting off security guard’s ear at this infamous Columbus spot

Man arrested after allegedly biting off security guard’s ear at this infamous Columbus spot

Sav McKee

Another incident occurred at a Columbus hotspot for violence lately – but this one appears to be the first involving an ear allegedly being bitten off.

Last Thursday, January 25th around 3:50 P.M., Columbus Police patrol officers were dispatched to the West Side Greyhound bus terminal after reports of a physical altercation. Upon arrival, officers located the victim, a security guard, who sustained a felonious injury due to a portion of his right ear being bit off, according to the police report.

27 year old Chance Harbor is accused of biting off the security guard’s ear after the guard asked Harbor to leave several times. The guard told police that Harbor had an open container of beer and was being aggressive towards his children and his girlfriend.


Harbor refused to leave, according to court documents, and he admitted to the officers that he finished his beer in front of the security guard, which resulted in the guard physically trying to remove Harbor from the terminal premise. This resulted in an altercation, where Harbor allegedly bit off the security guard’s ear.

A witness at the scene identified Harbor, who reportedly fled to a gas station, where he was then arrested. According to police, Harbor admitted to drinking the beer and biting the security guard’s ear, and also claimed he felt threatened because there was an unidentified man allegedly helping the guard while holding a knife.

The security guard was transported to a local hospital in stable condition and is expected to survive the injuries.

This Greyhound bus terminal opened in June of last year, and since then, dozens of calls have been made to the police. The city has also filed a lawsuit against this bus terminal, requesting it be shut down due to the ongoing safety and security concerns.

Want to read more? Check out our print publications, (614) Magazine and Stock & Barrel. Learn where you can find free copies of our newest issues here!


Scroll To Top