A Davie man on probation for running a fake dental office was arrested for the third time on the same charges.
John Collazos, 52, was arrested Saturday after his wife alerted detectives that he was unlawfully practicing dentistry from their home, an arrest report says. Police were tipped off by the wife last week after she reported that she was roughed up by Collazos, according to the arrest report. The wife said the bogus dentist hit her in the face and grabbed her arms tightly, causing bruising.
The wife went on to reveal the alleged illegal activity happening in their home. This is not Collazos first run-in with the law. In 2016, he entered a plea for practicing dentistry without a license back in 2013. Before that, he was arrested in 2012 for treating a woman’s toothache in a Hollywood apartment.
Police said his wife told them that Collazos performed the illegal dentistry on about seven to eight patients a week at their home. She added that her husband got the patients from word of mouth, according to a police report.
Officers staked out Collazos home and saw several people go in and out of the home. It’s unclear if these individuals were Collazos’ patients.
On Saturday, detectives served a search warrant before arresting Collazos near his home. Officers said they found dental equipment in an upstairs bedroom in the home, including drill parts, an air compressor, drugs and much more, police said.
The 52-year-old faced numerous charges including practicing dentistry without a license, control use of dental equipment, probation violation.
He was also charged with domestic violence battery for the alleged attack on his wife. The couple has been married for 8 years and they have one child together. The wife said earlier this year, their marriage began to deteriorate.