What happened next left McCoy with a bloody mouth, 10 days of untreated, throbbing pain and Metro taxpayers with a legal bill close to $100,000. "He was spitting out blood and teeth into a trash can, and then told to get back in line," said McCoy's attorney David Raybin.
The incident in November started with McCoy's arrest after failing to pay child support. A sheriff's deputy told him to remove the gold grill attached to his teeth. But when McCoy, 31, told the deputy it was permanently attached, Lt. Tanya Mayhew stepped in. She put on a rubber glove, stuck her hand in his mouth and yanked out the gold jewelry grill cemented to his teeth.
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