Onelio Hipolit-Gonzalez promised he might diagnose diabetes, cancer and other sicknesses by having individuals maintain a metallic rod related to a beeping machine, Florida police say.
And after telling individuals that they had life-threatening sicknesses, police say, Hipolit-Gonzalez promised to remedy them for a worth, in accordance with Fox13.
The seventy three-yr-previous Brooksville man was arrested Thursday because police say he was posing as a physician — and promised he might remedy a person’s diabetes by drawing their blood and placing it again into their bloodstream, as reported by Fox13.
The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office charged him with posing as a physician with no license and using a device to facilitate a felony.
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Police say an undercover detective arranged a meeting with Hipolit-Gonzalez, who was selling himself as a physician on the website Elclassificado, which is geared in the direction of the Hispanic group, in accordance with WFLA.
The Florida Department of Health stated the man referred to as himself a physician on the web site, WFLA reported, however he was not licensed to follow inside the state.
When the undercover deputy arrived Thursday, he first needed to pay $one hundred sixty before the appointment started, police say. Hipolit-Gonzalez then promised to test the man for “the whole lot” and had him a hold a metallic rod that was hooked up to a machine, police advised WFLA.
Hipolit-Gonzalez advised the deputy that the machine, which was making noises, found he had “50 % fat in his liver,” “his gallbladder was not in good well being” and he had different issues reminiscent of diabetes and excessive cholesterol, police say, in line with WTSP.
“Hipolit-Gonzalez then advised the affected person that he had previously cured the owner of the home (they have been using) of his diabetes,” a police spokesperson stated, based on WTSP. “He never identified the owner however shortly referred to as him on the telephone to get his testimony.”
For $2,000, the man provided a remedy plan to “remedy” the deputy’s diabetes, in accordance with Fox13. He knowledgeable the undercover officer that he would take some of his blood — and then put it back in his physique, police say. He promised this remedy “combats” diabetes, police say.
Denise Moloney, a spokesperson for the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office, informed WFLA this was a “very uncommon” case.
“Principally he’s taking individuals’s cash and telling them he’s going to remedy them,” she stated, in accordance with WFLA. “First time I’ve heard of something like this.”
Police say they arrested the man through the “physician’s appointment” — and he expressed shock that he’d damaged any laws, Fox13 reported.
“When asked if he had any sort of medical schooling, training or background, Hipolit-Gonzalez said that he was a lab technician in Cuba and when he moved to Florida he went to high school to get a certificates for Iridology, herbology, and vitamin,” police say, in response to WTSP.
He has since been released on bond, in line with inmate reserving info.