Dentist Arrested for Covering Crying Kid's Mouth, Telling Him ‘Shut up': Police

Dr. Bruce Fisher took drastic measures to quiet a crying 8-year-old, Delaware State Police say

Delaware State Police arrested a Lewes dentist on charges of offensive touching after the doctor allegedly held his hand over a crying 8-year-old’s mouth and told the kid to “shut up,” police say.

Bruce Fisher turned himself into police Friday after an arrest warrant was issued for the dentist. A family member of the child, who was in the room at the time of the alleged incident, had reported Fisher’s conduct to police.

The offensive touching occurred at about 10 a.m. Wednesday when the 8-year-old began screaming after a medical procedure, police say.

Fisher was arraigned and released on $500 unsecured bail.

If anyone has information on this incident or of a similar one, state police ask that you call them at 302.856.5850.

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