Tooth Stolen With Employee's Apron in Coronado - NBC 7 San Diego

Tooth Stolen With Employee's Apron in Coronado

Whoever took the apron may not have realized they swiped a tooth

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    Tooth Stolen With Employee's Apron in Coronado
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    A dentist places false teeth into a patient's mouth.

    An employee's false tooth appears to have been stolen along with the victim's apron in Coronado, confirmed police.

    In mid-August, a man reported a petty theft near the 1000 block of Orange Avenue.

    The employee finished his shift late in the evening while working at the Costa Azul Restaurant, said Lee Corbin, a spokeswoman for the Coronado Police Department. He took a tooth out and put it in his apron.

    "He left the apron sitting on a bench behind the restaurant and [when he] went back to retrieve it the next morning -- it was gone," said Corbin. 

    Police believe the person who took the apron may not realize there's a tooth enclosed inside.

    "I am pretty confident that the person who took the apron wasn’t intentionally stealing the teeth," said Corbin.

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