Ky. man forced to eat his own beard during fight

LAWRENCEBURG, KY (FOX19) - A Lawrenceburg, Ky. man says he had his beard cut off and forced into his mouth during a fight.

Harvey Westmoreland and his brother, Joseph, were involved in a fight with Troy Hold and James Hill back in May. The four of them used to be friends.

"My brother was cleaning out the stalls out there for Troy, you know, working for him. They called and wanted me to come around there and when I got there, I realized they were already drunk," Westmoreland told WLEX-TV in Lexington.

A fight broke out over a lawnmower.

"Troy offered to buy it from me for two hundred and fifty dollars. I paid twenty bucks for it. He thought I was trying to cheat him," Westmoreland told WLEX. "One thing led to another, and before I knew it, there were knives and guns and everything just went haywire.

"They cut my beard and forced me to eat it," he said.

Westmoreland says Holt and Hill threatened to kill them if they called police, but they called 911 anyway.

Hill and Holt have pled guilty and are scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday in Lawrenceburg Circuit Court.

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