Dad has Son Pull Teeth

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Posted: Oct 3, 2011 7:25 PM by Michael Marsh
Updated: Oct 3, 2011 7:25 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: teeth, son, father, dentist, pulled teeth, Pennsylvania

A man in Easton,Pennsylvania pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment after his 14-year-old son tried to pull out his own teeth because he'd never seen a dentist. Francisco Torres told a judge he "procrastinated" in getting the boy dental care. Police say the boy broke two teeth and had to have surgery to remove fragments. The Express-Times newspaper says Torres told the court he had insurance problems that contributed to the delay in dental care. Torres' lawyer wants him to have a psychological evaluation before sentencing in December.

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