"Show me the boobies!"
I recently read this headline:
Fake doctor jailed for giving breast exams in bars
As you can imagine, any story that gets a chance to use "fake doctor" and "breast exams" in the headline, and imply that there are women stupid enough to be conned into letting someone give them a breast exam in a nightclub, must be a good story.
So what’s the first thing I thought of? Some sleazy guy makes up a story so he can grope women’s boobs. I continued to read:
An Idaho judge has set bond at $100,000 for a Boise woman police say posed as a physician and duped at least two other women into having their breasts examined by her at Boise-area nightclubs.
Now the story’s in Boise, Idaho. That reaffirms my prejudice: Man, those Midwesterner women are gullible!
And I incorrectly assumed the doctor was a man but "he" was actually a woman. I guess I believed "doctor was a male" because of my sexist assumption that doctors are male, and that someone who wanted to touch a woman’s boobs (in a bar) would have to be male.
The "doctor" was Kristina Ross, 37, and she was arrested for practicing medicine without a license.
How was the fake doctor caught? She gave her victims the phone number of a real plastic surgeon. After multiple women called the doctor’s number and tried to confirm appointments with the fake doctor, the medical staff had no idea who this doctor was, and they contacted police.
What did the woman use as the fake doctor’s name?
Dr. Berlyn Aussieahshowna.
Okay, so a woman poses as a fake doctor and gives fake breast exams. Then she makes up a fake doctor name and tells women to call the real number of a plastic surgeon, a doctor who fakes the appearance of new body parts.
It gets more interesting. Reading further, I find out "the suspect’s gender is unclear:"
Ross has a previous criminal record as a man but identifies herself as a woman and was booked into Ada County Jail as a female.
The suspect, whose name used to be Kristoffer Jon Ross, is transgendered.
It’s likely that Ross had male to female sex reassignment surgery, which is probably why she was so knowledgeable about plastic surgery for women. Maybe she actually gave the women good advice about liposuction and breast augmentation.
Her criminal mistake was pretending to be a doctor. How did that happen? Was she drinking in a bar and overheard women talking and she offered her advice, but she didn’t want to reveal how she knew so much.
Wow, you know a lot about this!
Well, I know so much because I used to be a man.
Is she some odd pervert stuck between genders, and wants to touch boobies in bars?
Or did she come up with the doctor story as a cover-up, and used it once, and it just went too far?
Fake doctor jailed for giving breast exams in bars, Reuters>>
Kristina Ross, transgendered woman posing as a doctor, jailed for giving breast exams in Idaho bars, New York Daily News>>
(I found the pic of the doctor as legitimate clip art for a friendly doctor. Yes I added bloodshot eyes and red nose, but really, is that the picture of a friendly doctor?)