On Wednesday, authorities arrested a Los Angeles, California man for running an "elaborate" and illegal dental operation out of his bathroom.
William Escobar, 40, of Moorpark, was arrested on "several charges including felony practice of dentistry without a license, misdemeanor furnishing of dangerous drugs, and possession of needles."
Detectives reportedly found "an elaborate and illegal dental operation set up in Escobar’s bathroom complete with dental chair, tools, anesthetic drugs, false teeth and items to perform orthodonture."
Moorpark Police Investigations Unit and the California Dental Board investigated Escobar after a former "patient" had reported in November that Escobar "cleaned his teeth, injected him with an anesthetic and evaluated him about a tooth extraction."
When the "patient" said he could not afford the tooth extraction, Escobar did not complete the procedure, leaving the "patient" with swelling and pain at the injection site.
Escobar also "threatened" the client about owed money, and the Moorpark Police Station is now "asking any of Escobar's clients to come forward and contact them."
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