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.

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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.

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Kienholz remained in the county jail unable to post $25,000 bond.

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