Con artists since the dawn of time have instinctively known that it doesn't matter what something really is if you can convince the mark that they need it. Today we are surrounded by corruption at all levels of society from nickel and dime street corner scams to the multi- trillion dollar looting of America at the hands of Barack Obama and his gang.
The same media types who sold "Hope and Change" to the uninformed majority in 2008 have promoted the concept that big buttocks are beautiful. By selling insecure women on the big butt mythology new age con artists have created a need that can be exploited by legitimate plastic surgeons or dangerous criminals. The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports:
This was no ordinary flat repair.
Oneal Ron Morris took a look and went to work.
Not on a tire. But on the backside of a Miami Gardens woman who was seeking the derriere of her dreams.
Instead, she got a tush full of toxins.
Morris, a self-proclaimed doctor, injected a concoction of "fix-a-flat'' -- cement, mineral oil and Super Glue -- into the woman's buttocks, police said.
The materials eventually spread through her body and nearly killed her.
The woman, whose name is not being released because of medical privacy laws, went to three different hospitals before doctors finally figured out the cause of the mystery ailment that caused pneumonia-like symptoms and left large, infected welts on her backside.
The 30 year-old woman in question was referred to Morris by "a friend of a friend" and paid $700 for the butt-pumping injections in May of 2010. Undeterred by the grossly misshapen buttocks of the transgendered "fix-a-flat" specialist or the residential townhouse operating room where the "medical" procedure was to be performed, the victim lay on a table and received the injections.
She was able to see some of the "tools,'' which she described as rubber tubing attached to what appeared to be a cooler. She felt enormous pressure, and then pain, as Morris began inserting the tubing into her buttocks.
"It hurt to the point that she was screaming,'' Dillon said. Morris "kept reassuring her that it was almost over.''
The victim stopped Morris before the injections were finished because she was in such agony, Dillon said. Morris sealed her wounds with Super Glue and she went home, Dillon said.
Twenty-four hours later, she was still in pain and began suffering flu-like symptoms.
Real doctors encountered difficulty treating the woman who by then was both fearful and deeply embarrassed. While receiving treatment at Tampa General Hospital the woman was uncooperative and after several days she fled the hospital. This past March a state health department investigator was able to locate the victim and convince her to identify "doctor" Morris.
The Florida Department of Health and local law enforcement continued to pursue the elusive Morris who managed to stay one step ahead of investigators. On Friday morning during a routine check on Morris home, a Miami Gardens police officer found the "fix-a-flat" doc and placed her under arrest. The arresting officer was shocked by Morris appearance as she may have been a victim or her own procedures.
Meanwhile the 30 year-old woman who sought Morris' services is still suffering the effects of the procedure, is unable to work and has a veritable mountain of medical bills. Bad as this sounds, the victim in the case in much more fortunate than Coral City resident Vera Lawrence who died as a result of a similar butt pumping procedure performed by an unlicensed doctor several years earlier.
November 19, 2011