A Largo man was arrested after he threw his glass eye at hospital staff, Largo police said.

About 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Edward Michael Dorsey, 54, of Largo was in custody on a charge of domestic battery and was being checked out by emergency room staff at Largo Medical Indian Rocks Road, 2025 Indian Rocks Road. He was about to be taken to Pinellas County jail when he removed his glass eye and threw it at the doctor and nurse.

Staff warned him not to take out the eye, but he told them, "I can do whatever I feel like doing."

He was charged with battery on an emergency medical care provider. Bail has been set at $25,000 for domestic battery and $5,000 for throwing his eye.