The only way this could get better is if it was from The Onion.
Doctor Allegedly Used Body Fat As Fuel
Liposuction Remains Supposedly Used For Biodiesel
POSTED: 5:43 am PST December 23, 2008
A Beverly Hills surgeon used body fat taken from his patients during liposuction to fuel two SUVs, according to a report on Forbes.com.
The site said Dr. Craig Alan Bittner turned the fat into biodiesel, which is more commonly made from vegetable oils, though analysts said about half of the U.S. supply comes from beef or pig byproducts.
"The vast majority of my patients request that I use their fat for fuel -- and I have more fat than I can use," Bittner wrote on his Web site, Forbes said. The site was not functional Tuesday morning. "Not only do they get to lose their love handles or chubby belly but they get to take part in saving the Earth."
Forbes said it is illegal in California to use medical waste to power vehicles, and Bittner was being investigated by the state's public health department.
The fueling operation was reportedly discovered when patients complained about Bittner's medical abilities.
Forbes also said Bittner has closed his practice and moved to South America. Bittner's lawyer did not return calls from Forbes.
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