When it comes to larceny cases, most detectives find themselves on the hunt for missing money, expensive cars, or maybe the occasional jewelry stash. These aren’t terribly complex crimes either, with most of the motives falling into the same general ethos of taking something valuable at the risk of doing some time if you don’t pull it off.
Now one woman is doing time after pulling out unconscious patients’ teeth at a dentist’s office.
A Nevada woman broke into a dentist’s office, stole money and pulled 13 teeth from an unconscious patient on two separate occasions, according to Washoe County police.
Deputies allege that Laurel Eich – who is not a dentist – broke into a dental office where she claimed she had formerly worked.
Eich allegedly stole $22,861 in cash and checks during the May 3 break-in, the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release. Meanwhile, the tooth extraction occurred on a different date than the break-in, Eich told detectives. She also admitted to using anesthetic disposed of by the office, police said.
The suspect, despite having committed one of the more unique crimes of the new year, was arrested after confessing to several people, including members of law enforcement.