A Florida man has been accused of attempting to strangle a physician assistant with a stethoscope on Monday, according to HeraldTribune.com.
According to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office, the incident occurred at the Sarasota Family Medical Walk-In Clinic. John Connolly, 52, entered the clinic and complained about a prescription for pain medication he had previously received. When the physician assistant explained the doctor was unavailable and that he was unable to alter the prescription, Connolly yelled profanities and was asked to leave.
Connolly left the premises but returned a few minutes later, when he approached the physician assistant and began choking him with the stethoscope that was hanging around his neck.
The police report said a witness intervened and pulled Connolly off the man.
Connolly is being held without bail under the charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.