PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia assault trial over a fight that cost a man his left eye has ended in a mistrial after his prosthetic eye popped out as he was testifying.
The Philadelphia Inquirer (http://bit.ly/XPaiAb) says John Huttick was weeping on the witness stand Wednesday as he testified about the impact of losing his eye in the August 2011 fight in the parking lot of a bar called the New Princeton Tavern.
The $3,000 prosthetic blue eye suddenly popped out. Huttick caught it and cried out as two jurors gasped and started to rise.
Judge Robert Coleman granted a mistrial motion by defense attorney Eileen Hurley.
Huttick says he can't believe the eye "just came out."
The judge calls it an "unfortunate, unforeseen incident." He has scheduled a new trial next month.