MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Bond has been set at $15,000 for a South Florida man accused of injecting “super glue” and flat-tire repair materials into the buttocks of women in botched illegal cosmetic surgery procedures.
Oneal Morris’ bond appearance took place just one day after a second man, Corey Alexander Eubank, was arrested in connection with the bizarre buttocks enhancing case.
Morris, who police say was born a man but identifies as a woman, was first arrested Friday Nov. 18th. Authorities say a victim who was looking to get a job at a nightclub and wanted a curvier figure paid Morris $700 for the injections in 2010. Morris allegedly used some type of tubing and inserted a toxic concoction of cement, superglue and flat-tire sealant into her backside during a painful procedure.
Morris was rearrested Wednesday after a second victim came forward claiming to have been treated by Eubank and Morris, according to Miami Gardens Police
The new charges are based on information provided by the second woman who underwent the cosmetic procedure about the same time as the first, in May 2010, at a Miami Gardens home, said police.
Police said Eubank and Morris worked together and shared the money. In fact, the arrest form says Eubank would “escort any witnesses out” of the room before injections were administered.
The case began when 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 bodies for cosmetic surgery purposes.
According to the affidavit, Eubank walked the women in one at a time, prepared a portable massage table and escorted witnesses out of the room before Morris began his work, the affidavit states.
The second victim knew Morris as “Duchess,” and paid $900 for what she was told was a silicone injection, another affidavit said.
Morris told her, “This is my profession. Don’t worry,” according to police.
At the end of the second woman’s procedure, Morris covered the injection sites with cotton balls dabbed with Super Glue, and suggested the women soak them with Epsom salts afterward to remove them, police said.
Afterward, both victims said they paid Morris, who used some of that money to pay Eubank. The victims also were told to buy a “support garment” from Eubank to wear while they recovered, the arrest document said.
When the second victim called Morris twice afterward with health concerns, she told investigators, Morris first recommended more soaks, then later suggested she “tell the hospital she had MRSA [a staph infection resistant to most antibiotics] and the MRSA treatment would resolve her symptoms,” the affidavit says.
The woman who was told to do salt soaks underwent surgery twice at Memorial Hospital West in Pembroke Pines to remove cysts and a lymph node, according to police. She also received two blood transfusions and needed home healthcare for four months, police said.
Miami Gardens Police said Morris also performed a similar procedure on himself.
After the first arrest, 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 hospitals 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 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 suspect that Morris is part of a network of scam artists who prey on people who want to change their appearance but can’t afford to pay for traditional cosmetic surgery.
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.