DALLAS (AP) -- A man is accused of pretending to be a dentist in Texas and severely hurting a woman whose teeth he yanked out.
Mario Sabillon-Mejia, of Garland, a city northeast of Dallas, was being held Thursday on charges of practicing medicine without a license, possession of dangerous drugs and alias warrants. A woman who allegedly assisted him faces the same counts.
Authorities say a woman contacted Dallas police about a May house call in which the suspect injected her with an unknown substance and pulled several teeth. She later developed a serious infection. The woman had agreed to pay $1,500 for the service.
Police say Sabillon-Mejia faked being a dentist from Honduras. Federal authorities say he is in the U.S. illegally.