Washington County

Allegheny Health Network nurse practitioner arrested for assaulting former patient at grocery store

WASHINGTON COUNTY — Only Channel 11 was there as police arrested a local nurse practitioner accused of assaulting a former patient at a Washington County grocery store.

Allegheny Health Network nurse practitioner Timothy Hohman is facing several charges including harassment, terroristic threats and simple assault after court documents detailed an aggressive incident involving Hohman and a former patient at a Finleyville Giant Eagle in early March.

Security cameras from inside the store show Hohman entering the same checkout aisle as his former patient and aggressively confronting him.

Court paperwork states when the victim tried to leave the store, Hohman followed him to the parking lot. That was where cameras caught Hohman chasing the victim and eventually pushing him.

According to police, the victim fell backward with such force that he hit his head on the bumper of a nearby pickup truck. Police say the victim then got up and hit Hohman in self-defense.

The victim told police Hohman also threatened him with a gun. Court paperwork shows the alleged attack frightened employees to the point one Giant Eagle worker asked for Hohman to be banned from the store.

AHN told Channel 11 it is aware of the situation and Hohman is suspended pending the outcome of the investigation and legal proceedings.

Hohman told police the victim spat on him during this incident, but police say the video never showed that happening. Hohman therefore faces a charge of making a false report. The nurse practitioner is being held on a $30K straight bond in the Washington County Jail.