PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — A man whose ear was bitten off outside a nightclub during a fight with a co-worker says attempts to reattach it failed and he's hoping to get a prosthetic.

WPRI-TV reports Wednesday that Jeremy Hilton says he doesn't have the money to pay for the procedure. He now wears a large plastic cover over the site of the injury.

Police say 21-year-old Nicholas Parlee of Providence got into an argument with the 43-year-old Hilton as they left the club late Saturday. Parlee allegedly grabbed Hilton's head and bit his ear completely off.

Parlee was charged with mutilation or disabling. It was unclear Wednesday if Parlee was still being held by authorities of if he has an attorney.

Hilton says he's meeting with a doctor next week to discuss the next steps in his treatment.

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