Joseph Hores

Nassau County Police

Police: Man Kicks Doctor In Face, Sets Bed Sheets On Fire At Long Island Hospital

August 20, 2018 - 10:03 am

EAST MEADOW, N.Y. (WCBS 880) -- A Long Island man is under arrest after police said he knocked a doctor unconscious and tried to set fire to his bed at Nassau University Medical Center.

Nassau County Police say 56-year-old Joseph Hores of Freeport became aggressive Saturday when doctors refused to give him the treatment he was demanding. He allegedly kicked a 54-year-old doctor in the face and used a lighter to torch his bed sheets.

The fire was quickly put out by hospital staff.

The doctor was treated for a concussion.

A security guard was also cut during the incident.

Hores was arraigned Sunday on assault, arson and criminal mischief charges.