Investigation: Dr. Fiscus dog muzzle was no threat & bought by her own credit card

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WDEF) – The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security have closed an investigation into the case of a muzzle being sent to the official fired from the Department of Health.

Dr. Michelle Fiscus said she thought it was a message or even a threat against her.

She has maintained that she was fired as a scapegoat by the state over Covid vaccine policy.

According to the report, two agents interviewed Dr. Fiscus after her bosses requested it.

She got the muzzle shipped to her by Amazon before the firing.

Dr. Fiscus told the investigators that at first, she thought it was a joke by a colleague, but that colleague denied it.

That’s when she decided the message was serious.

But Amazon reported that it was purchased by her own account.

She denied buying the muzzle and gave investigators access to her Amazon account.

Eventually, they say they determined that it was bought through a second Amazon account in her name, by the same credit card she used in her main account.

They believe there is no threat against her and closed their investigation.

They offer no opinion on whether the entire episode is a hoax.

Dr. Fiscus now denies setting up the second account and thinks someone else has hacked her.

She is asking for more information on that instead of just closing the files.

She sent this statement to WTVF-TV in Nashville.

“I was just made aware of the report from Homeland Security today when it was shared with me by Axios Nashville. I had requested that Homeland Security obtain a subpoena as Amazon refused to release details of the account that ordered the muzzle that was delivered to my office on July 3, 2021. We have now learned that a second Amazon account had been established under my name using what appears to be a temporary phone, possibly in Washington state. I have asked Homeland Security for the unredacted report so that I can investigate further and am awaiting their response.”

Before the results of the investigation were announced on Monday, Dr. Fiscus and her husband (a school board member in Williamson County) announced their plans to leave the state for Virginia.

Brad Fiscus was in the center of a contentious school board meeting last week over school mask mandates.

Though he says their move was in the works before that, it was one more example of why the couple feel they need to leave the state.

Here is the full Homeland Security report.

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