ERIE, Pa. (AP) – A northwestern Pennsylvania man must stand trial on charges that he assaulted his dentist with a tire iron after the doctor prescribed antibiotics instead of pulling the man’s tooth.
The Erie Times-News reports 29-year-old Philip Kienholz waived his preliminary hearing Thursday on charges including aggravated assault stemming from the Dec. 20 incident.READ MORE: Charges Held Against Man Accused Of Trying To Grab Girl At Coraopolis Bus Stop
Erie police say Kienholz was angry at the dentist, and cornered him in a room with a juvenile patient before hitting the dentist in the wrist with the heavy metal object. Police say Kienholz then ran away.
His Erie County public defender did not immediately return a call seeking comment Friday.READ MORE: Health Experts Issue Warning To Parents About At-Home Rapid COVID Tests
Kienholz remained in the county jail unable to post $25,000 bond.Port Authority Public Comment Period On Service Changes Coming To End
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