MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (CBSMiami.com) – The bizarre story surrounding a fake doctor who was allegedly using cement and fix-a-flat to shape people’s derrieres continued Tuesday as the Florida Department of Health confirmed that more possible victims have come forward.
The case surrounds Oneal Ron Morris, 30, who was arrested last week by Miami Gardens Police. State and local officials claimed Morris used cement, fix-a-flat, mineral oil, and super glue in a mixture that he allegedly injected into his victim’s body for cosmetic surgery purposes.
According to the Florida Department of Health, Morris’ first confirmed victim suffered from life-threatening injuries, was treated at several hospitals, and required multiple surgeries.
The DOH also said the victim has permanent scarring around the injection sites and needed home health care for an extended period of time.
Miami Gardens Police said Morris, who was born a man, also performed a similar procedure on himself.
Morris’ lawyer, Michael Mirer, said the claims against his client are false and questioned the ability of Tampa General Hospital to make a diagnosis after Ryder Trauma Center treated the victim.
“I find it interesting that the alleged victim goes to one of the best hospital in the world Jackson Memorial,” Mirer said. “Then, she goes to Ryder Trauma Center — one of the best hospitals in the world and not until months later does she go to another hospital in Tampa General Hospital and it’s at this hospital where the doctor determines that the substance that she was injected with.”
Mirer continued, “So I’m interested what the state is going to have as far as evidence to be able to show that my client had anything to do with injecting this woman, this alleged victim with these substances.”
The DOH confirmed that lab analysis of the materials used confirmed that it consisted of super glue, mineral oil, and fix-a-flat.
The DOH said that “several other possible victims have come forward alleging Morris performed similar procedures on them that also resulted in life-threatening injuries.”
Mirer said he wants people to not rush to judgment and that “there’s going to be no proof or any documentation that my client accepted any money.”
Mirer also said that he has “no information relating to any other victims.”
Police said Morris may have other victims that may be afraid to come forward. They urge any potential victims, or anyone with more information on Morris, to call Miami Gardens Police at 305-474-1420.