Police: Fake Dentist Kisses Woman On Buttocks After Giving Her Injection

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (CBS Tampa/AP) — Police say a fake dentist gave a woman with a toothache a shot in the buttocks — and then gave the wound a kiss.

Hollywood, Florida, police arrested 47-year-old John Collazos earlier this week on charges of practicing dental hygiene without a license.

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported Thursday that the woman said she went to Collazos’s apartment in November 2010 and paid him $65 for treatment. She said the apartment had a waiting area and dental equipment. She said he examined her mouth and applied a paste to alleviate the pain. He then gave her the shot and then kissed the injection spot.

The man had also been arrested in the neighboring town of Davie in September for practicing dentistry without a license.

“He was, for lack of a better term, preying on people whose immigration status may have been questionable and had no other place to go and he used that to his advantage to get these people into his business,” Davie Police Department spokesman Dale Engle told WTVJ-TV.

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