A man in Englewood, Florida, is facing assault charges after allegedly choking a physician assistant with a stethoscope.
Officials said John Connelly, 52, entered the Sarasota Family Medical Walk-In Clinic yesterday in hopes of upgrading a prescription for pain medication, according to TBO.com.
A doctor reportedly wasn't available and the on-duty physician assistant couldn't alter the prescription. At that point, the suspect allegedly started yelling profanities and was asked to leave, MySuncoast.com reports.
Connelly did leave, but came back a short time later to find the physician assistant. Then he allegedly grabbed the assistant's stethoscope and used it to choke the man, ABC Action News reports.
A witness managed to pull Connelly off the P.A., who suffered bruising and marks on his neck, Sarasota Patch reports.
Connelly was arrested and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. He is currently being held without bond, according to MyFoxTampaBay.