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In another addition to Florida’s reputation for utter craziness, a teen in the state has been arrested for posing as a doctor. On Tuesday (Feb. 16), the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of 18-year-old Malachi A. Love-Robinson who went by “Dr. Love,” and even opened his own fake office where he performed physical exams.

The teen was being investigated as a part of a sting operation, and arrested by an undercover cop after performing a physical exam on her and giving medical advice. He denied the allegations as he was being walked out of his office in handcuffs. “I’m hurt because of all of these allegations,” said Love-Robinson.“But this is not the first time I have been accused and I will pursue this, and when I do, you will be the first to know.” 

Last October, the Department of Health sent him cease and desist letter for practicing unlicensed massage therapy at Boynton Beach Rehabilitation. In another case, Love-Robinson reportedly gave a pregnant woman a physical exam at the St. Mary’s Medical Center. The center however didn’t file charges against the youngster, claiming he was never in contact with patients. Police determined no criminal act was committed, but said that Love-Robinson was seen around St. Mary’s for about month, rocking his white lab coat and stethoscope.

He later said that it was merely a misunderstanding and that he was shadowing physicians. “Next thing I know, cops are there.”

According to his website for the New Life Medical Center & Urgent Care, “Dr. Love” is a “well-rounded professional” who treats patients with “a system of practice that bases treatment of physiological functions and abnormal conditions on natural laws governing the human body. “

The site even features two employees. Dr. Sandra White, is listed as a “program director” with the office, and Michelle L. Newsome as an “operations director. It’s unclear if the women pictured are real employees, or if he jacked their photos and made some stuff up.  A now defunct Facebook page attributed to him reportedly stated that he was battling identity theft, and stage 2 kidney cancer“Although I trust my colleagues fullest and I am in great faith that I’ll be ok always remember that Life can be very short so make the best out of it,” he allegedly wrote. 

Love-Robinson has since been ordered to stop practicing unlicensed medicine all together, and charged with a third-degree felony.

He was released from custody early Wednesday, on $21,000 bail.

Photo: Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office