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05/03/2013 12:00 pm ET

Penis Enlargement 'Doctor' Arrested: Box Of Wooden Phalluses, Severed Goat's Head Found In Office

Tshwane Metro Police

Signs your penis enlargement doctor is a fake:

1.) Claims to be a doctor specializing in nonsurgical penis enlargement; operates under certificates that expired two years ago, certificates that are fraudulent anyway.

2.) Offers treatment with cream that has been outlawed.

3.) Keeps a box of wooden penises in office, along with a severed "goat head oozing blood into a bucket."

In late April, police in Tshwane, South Africa arrested a man who they allege is part of a "penis enlargement syndicate" that has been preying on insecure males in the city.

According to South African news website Look Local, police answered an ad for penis enlargement treatment and made an appointment with the alleged con man, who they said posed as a doctor. He was arrested after asking for 580 rand (about $64) in exchange for penis enlargement cream.

Tshwane metro police Senior Superintendent Isaac Mahamba told South African newspaper the New Age that the 38-year-old suspect attempted to bribe police, and was fined 500,000 rand (more than $55,000). Completing a search of the office, police found a box containing eight wooden penises, penis pumps, pamphlets advertising the illegal cream and the aforementioned goat head.

Mahamba confirmed details of the arrest in an email to The Huffington Post and provided images of flyers, wooden penises and a penis pump confiscated in the sting operation.

An ad for penis enlargement cream posted to Pretoria, South Africa, Craigslist on March 16 claims unlikely results, guaranteeing an increase of "3 to 5 full inches" in a matter of days.

Penis enlargement creams and pills that are commonly sold over the Internet have not been demonstrated effective. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration regularly posts warnings about hidden and potentially harmful drug ingredients in over-the-counter products that market themselves as male sexual performance enhancers.

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