Friday, March 28, 2003
"The Tooth Fairy" strikes in Lee County
From the Kingsport paper comes this account of a Lee County man charged with stealing his roommate's upper denture and holding it for ransom. After the victim moved out, the accused "told her he had the dentures but the only way she would get them back would be if she gave him $20, [the victim] testified. He further threatened to stomp on the teeth in front of her if she did not pay the ransom, she said. [The victim] further alleged that [the defendant] told her the dogs had been playing with the teeth, but she said the dogs had died by the time the teeth disappeared."