RED BANK DENTIST GETS TOOTH PULLED AGAIN

toothThe hanging tooth sign outside Harry Mahoney’s dental office on River Road was stolen again this week. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)

By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

Somebody’s done it again.

Just four months after replacing his dental office’s landmark tooth sign after its theft, Harry Mahoney came into work Wednesday to find somebody had once again extracted the molar from his River Road lawn.

“It’s getting ridiculous,” said Mahoney, who’s had to replace the sign a handful of times over the years, most recently in September. “This was the shortest amount of time ever.”

He filed a police report, but unless investigators can get fingerprints off a saw found on the property, Mahoney’s not sure they’ll find the culprit.

He hasn’t looked into another replacement — which Mahoney said is costly, though he makes them himself — but needs to find something that will stand up to anything short of power tools.

“There’s not much I can do but make it out of concrete or something,” he said.