Updated May 9 at 10:07 a.m. ET: MSNBC News today claims the story of the vengeful Polish dentist who removed her ex-boyfriend's teeth "is a hoax."
MSNBC drilled down into the story, which ran originally on April 27, and found serious holes in it.
For example, MSNBC found:
- That police in Wroklaw, Poland, have no record of the case.
- No knowledge of a dental practitioner named Anna Maćkowiak in Poland's central register of dentists.
- No knowledge by Poland's Chamber of Physicians and Dentists of the type of misconduct reported in the article.
- That the Chamber was unaware of any similar action being taken by the Regional Chamber of Physicians and Dentists in Wrocklaw, where Maćkowiak was alleged to have practised.
In an interview with MSNBC, Daily Mail staff reporter Simon Tomlinson, who wrote the original article, said his "news desk isn't sure where exactly it came from." He said the Daily Mail's Foreign Service had done the piece for the paper.
Originally posted April 27, 2012: A dentist who pulled her ex-boyfriend's teeth out after he dumped her for another woman is facing jail time.
Anna Mackowiak, 34, of Wroclaw, Poland, said she "tried to be professional" and detach herself from her emotions, the Daily Mail reported.
But when her ex, 45-year-old Mark Oszewski, turned up at her office with a toothache just days after leaving her, her anger got the better of her.
Instead of treating the toothache, it appears Mackowiak gave Oszewski a heavy dose of anesthetic and removed each of his teeth.
She then wrapped his head and jaw in a bandage, recommended he see a specialist, and sent him home, the paper reports.
Oszewski said he "knew something was wrong" when we woke up from the anesthetic because he couldn't feel any teeth.
When he got home, he looked in the mirror and saw his ex "had emptied [his] mouth," he told the paper.
"She told me my mouth was numb and I wouldn't be able to feel anything for a while and that the bandage was there to protect the gums," he said.
"I didn't have any reason to doubt her, I mean I thought she was a professional."
To make matters worse, Oszewski's new girlfriend broke up with him because "she can't be with a man without teeth," he said.
Mackowiak faces three years in jail, and is being investigated for medical malpractice and abusing the trust of a patient.
This is one of the more gruesome and cruel stories of revenge between exes we've read about lately. Do you have one that's more benign? Or what do you think is the best way to get over an ex-partner? Share your story or advice in the comment field below.
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