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FAKE NEWS Dentist Revenge Story a Hoax Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images

Dentist Revenge Story a Hoax

A Daily Mail story that went viral on Facebook and was picked up by the Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post, the New York Post, and many other news outlets, turns out to be completely fabricated. The hilarious, horrifying, but totally unbelievable story described a Polish dentist who took revenge on her ex-boyfriend by pulling all his teeth. “I tried to be professional and detach myself from my emotions. But when I saw him lying there I just thought, what a bastard,” she was quoted as saying. According to the story, she was arrested and charged with malpractice. But local police in Poland say the case never existed, and the journalist whose byline appears on the story said he was “drawing a blank” and could not remember writing it.

May 9, 2012 11:57 AM