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TGIFindLaw! Beware Toothless Bank Robbers and Denture Thieves

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By Cynthia Hsu, Esq. on February 03, 2012 5:05 AM

Teeth are important. No, this isn't just some silly thing your dentist tells you. It's the truth. Think about all those deliciously crunchy foods you eat. You think you could chow down with only gums? Think again.

This week's edition of T.G.I.FindLaw! delves deep into the human psyche. It will make you wonder: how far would you go for a set of teeth? How much are your pearly whites really worth? And how important is it to invest in a good denture cream?

Toothless woman robs bank for denture money.

Forty-nine year-old Marie Fuller has no teeth. This was the impetus behind her bank robbery last month. She wanted to get a set of dentures. Welfare wouldn't cover the fake teeth until the next year. The Pennsylvania woman is now facing criminal charges.

'Tooth Fairy Bandit' stole Pennsylvania woman's dentures.

Really? You'd want a used pair of dentures?

That's likely what went through the mind of Kathy Saunoras when she found out someone stole her dentures out of her parked car. The thief is still in the wind, and Saunoras is left without her teeth -- for now. Kind-hearted man Dana Divecchio heard the strange story on the news and contacted Saunoras. He offered to purchase a new pair of dentures for the victim.

Taiwanese man dies after swallowing dentures during sex.

A 74-year-old man in Taiwan died after having sex with a 62-year-old prostitute. The man, who lived in New Taipei City, had just finished having intercourse with the prostitute when he suddenly collapsed. Doctors found his dentures lodged in his throat.

So a reminder: make sure you invest in a really good denture adhesive cream. Or take out your teeth before you enage in potentially strenuous activities.

Deceased Irish woman's six sets of dentures on sale.

Irish dental technician Anthony O'Halloran is selling the six sets of teeth "for a laugh." It's unclear if it's sanitary to "use" the items post-purchase.

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