EAST MEADOW, N.Y. -- (WPIX) -- A 56-year-old hospital patient knocked out his doctor, punched a Nassau University Medical Center safety officer and then set his bed sheets on fire, police said.
Joseph Hores allegedly kicked his doctor in the face because the doctor refused to give Hores medication he wanted, officials said. Hores then allegedly punched a member of the hospital security staff in the face.
Hospital officials restrained Hores in a bed, when he allegedly pulled a cigarette lighter from his pocket and set his bed sheets on fire, police said. Staff at the hospital quickly extinguished the flames.
The doctor who was kicked suffered a concussion and the guard who was punched was treated for a contusion, police said. Hores was charged with assault, arson and criminal mischief, police said.