Compiled by Steven Wyman-Blackburn
3:27 PM EST, January 17, 2012
Sometimes it's best to be wary of your doctors. Dr. Richard Shumway allegedly administered a radiation treatment 29 times on a patient before realizing he was performing on the wrong side of the patient's mouth. Fox News reports that Dr. Shumway faces a possible $5,000 fine.
“Man w earpiece at Gingrich event in Manchester struggles violently to get sign out of female occupier's hands,” tweeted reporter Quinn Bowman after witnessing Rebecca Burton's “Occupy Hartford” sign being ripped out of her hands. Burton has told The Hartford Courant that she wishes to press charges.
An angry ex-boyfriend named Gary White was allegedly witnessed breaking the window of his ex-girlfriend's house at Traverse Square in Middletown before fleeing from the scene, reports say. Police later found White highly intoxicated. He allegedly told Middletown police that he broke her window because he was angry at both his ex-girlfriend and her cousin. White also admitted he was drunk.
James Pope really wanted his Vicodin. At a Walgreens in Fairfield, Pope added an extra zero when filling out his prescription form for 20 Vicodin Pills. After the pharmacists confirmed with his doctor that he was only allowed 20 pills, Pope left without the medicine. According to reports, a warrant for his arrest was issued.
Apparently, Raymond Longo forgot what car he was driving this weekend. After allegedly hitting a Nissan with a Dodge pick-up truck, Longo claimed that he was not driving a Dodge but his minivan which was still safely parked at Bill's Crossroads near Tunxis Hills. According to reports, Longo was drunk and tried to flee the scene but was back by the Tunxis Hill residents until the police arrived.
Last week in Meriden, Jesica Robin wanted her Percocet fix, so she allegedly bought 30 pills from a drug dealer for $150. However, upon opening the bottle, Jesica realized that she was given Seroquel instead, which is used to treat schizophrenia. According to the Hartford Courant, Robin called the Meriden police to report that she was sold the wrong drugs and was arrested for having bought the drugs illegally.
Doctors don't get special treatment. In Meriden, Dr. Aurangzeb Ali was allegedly being processed for a simple disorderly conduct charge at the police center when he got a stupid idea. To try and clear his name, the doctor allegedly tried to bribe the officer to make “this all go away.” Bribery is a felony in Connecticut. A warrant was processed and served and Ali turned himself in. He was later released on bond.
Last week in Greenwich, an elderly woman called the police because she was suspicious about her physician named John H. Plunkett Jr. and found out that he was impersonating a doctor and giving her injections and medical drugs. Plunkett Jr. surrendered to the police.
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