SEATTLE (AP) — The brother of a Longview, Wash., security guard who was attacked by a shoplifter with a hatchet says doctors weren't able to reattach his ear.
Authorities say that when 33-year-old David Morrison, the head of security at the Fred Meyer retail store, tried to stop Kramer on Monday, Kramer swung a small hatchet at Morrison and sliced off his left ear.
Police say Kramer shoplifted a cart full of CDs, a bike chain and other items.
David Morrison's brother, Steven, says doctors in a Portland, Ore., hospital weren't able to reattach the ear after four hours of surgery. He says his brother is weighing his medical options now, including a prosthetic ear.