Dentures go missing after ex-couple's spat

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18 Sep, 2011 Updated Sun 18 Sep 2011 11:54 CEST
Dentures go missing after ex-couple's spat

After an argument between a man and his ex-girlfriend in Braunschweig, she grabbed his dentures and fled. Police were able to find her, but the false teeth are still missing.


Braunschweig police reported on Sunday that the 41-year-old woman took the full set of dentures from her 43-year-old ex-partner after a fierce fight between the two late on Friday. The man had taken the teeth out and set them aside before his ex arrived at his house and the altercation began.

The toothless man alerted police who were able to track down the woman, who no longer had the teeth in her possession. She admitted to having taken them, but claimed to not remember what had happened to them. Despite a search of the area and the woman's car, the fake choppers did not turn up.

"This was probably an act of revenge," police said, adding that the woman was not likely to use them herself.

The man, who now has to quickly get a replacement set or live with a liquid diet for a while, estimates that new dentures will cost him around €2,000.

Braunschweig police are asking that anyone finding a set of false teeth report it to precinct headquarters immediately.

DPA/The Local/kdj


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