The News Journal (Wilmington, Delaware)
June 11, 2010
Psychiatrist charged in assault on new patient
By Ira Porter
A Milford-area psychiatrist was arrested Wednesday morning on assault and unlawful imprisonment charges after one of his patients accused him of holding her in his office against her will.
The 28-year-old patient who accused Dr. Allen C. Weiss, 64, of assaulting her told police that she had gone for a new patient appointment to his office in the 100 block of Russell Road. According to court papers, the woman spoke with Weiss about her mental health condition and said that she was interrupted when his phone rang. When Weiss hung up the phone, he yelled, cursed and started biting and chewing on his own hand, the woman alleged in court papers.
He calmed down briefly but became upset again, leading her to walk toward the door in fear. Weiss had been yelling about three letters and losing his license, the woman told investigators.
Weiss grabbed her by the arm and called her a junkie, according to court papers. The two yelled at each other and struggled for a short time before she broke free and run away, police said.
When Weiss spoke to police, he told them the woman was trying to get him to prescribe painkillers and that when he refused, there was an altercation. The woman also had a scratch on the side of her neck, which she claimed Weiss caused. The woman also alleged Weiss took off his belt and unbuttoned his pants, police said.
Weiss was charged and released on unsecured bond.