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'Pawn Stars' Toy Expert

Accused of Choking Woman,

Holding Knife to Throat

10/5/2011 9:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Johnny Jiminez
The Las Vegas toy expert often featured on "Pawn Stars" has been named in a police report -- by a woman who claims Johnny Jimenez choked her and held a knife against her throat ... and she tells us, he also threatened to kill her.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Las Vegas Metro PD received a call from a woman claiming to be Johnny's girlfriend. The woman says she had been in an intense verbal argument with Johnny at his home ... when things escalated and Johnny got physical.

We're told the argument began when Johnny accused the woman of stealing $1,000 from him.

The woman told police Johnny choked her pretty hard -- leaving several marks around her neck and chest. The woman also claims Johnny grabbed a knife at some point in the argument and held it against her throat.

TMZ spoke to the alleged victim who tells us ... Johnny was threatening to kill her during the argument and she feared for her life when Johnny put the knife against her throat.

We're told the woman met with police after the incident -- and filed a formal complaint. An ambulance was also called to check out her injuries.

Police are investigating the incident -- and we're told cops would like to speak with Jimenez ASAP.

TMZ spoke with a staffer at Johnny's toy shop, who tells us the woman was Johnny's housekeeper -- not his girlfriend.

The alleged victim insists she and Johnny have been dating since March -- and claims she was only cleaning his home as a favor.

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16.

sweetdee88    

two things i can't believe...1) anyone watches this dumb ass show which is totally staged, 2) that you morons are on here arguing about the "truth" and "libel"

seriously who the **** cares???

1013 days ago
17.

3Storms    

So she stole $1000 from him and didn't expect him to get mad? Damn.

Well at the least he violently over-reacted when he should ahve called the cops on her for theft, so now we can count on him no longer being on the show

1013 days ago
18.

HMMMM    

He caught her playing with his vintage toys?

1013 days ago
19.

Yvette    

Just talked to an ex of his. He has priors for domestic violence. Another ex of his by the name of Winnie who has a restraining order on him for the same thing. Not the first time he has accused an girlfriend of theft. He thinks everyone still from him. He just threw out his brother because he said he was the one stealing from him.

1013 days ago
20.

E.    

Well, what do you expect when you take money from some one.
and if there was nothing to argue about you should have walked away or done something else other that aggravate some one you just stole from.

I personally would have socked her in the face if she took my money and then tried to fight about it, but that’s just me.

1013 days ago
21.

E.    

Well, what do you expect when you take money from some one.
and if there was nothing to argue about you should have walked away or done something else other that aggravate some one you just stole from.

I personally would have socked her in the face if she took my money and then tried to fight about it, but that’s just me.

1013 days ago
22.

HMMMM    

Yvette, I am going to give you some unasked for advice. Don't try to argue with people here. Some have commonsense, others have never heard of the word, let alone used it. I am sorry if this stuff happened to your sister. Nobody should put their hands on anyone. Fact of the matter is, court of public opinion on this site, or any other, means nothing. A court of law is the only place that something like this should be dealt with. I am not getting on your case, just think you should save your energies.

1013 days ago
23.

GeniusMachine    

Those do look like cat scratches and where are the alleged choke marks? Choking a person leaves some pretty heavy bruising that I just don't see here.

1013 days ago
24.

NickSunset    

That whole crew on that show are creepy and shady probable child rapists.

1013 days ago
25.

R U 4 REAL     

I thought you choke on food,hands squeezing around your neck I believe is strangling?

1013 days ago
26.

Someoneyourenot    

Really, TMZ? THIS is celebrity news? Is Hollywood so slow now that you gotta start focusing in on a guy who was on Pawn Stars 3 times that no one even remembers? lol

1013 days ago
27.

Kaffee    

Wonder if this is true. Wonder if we will ever see Johnny again on Pawn Starts. What a mess.

1013 days ago
28.

Bud    

She tried to heist his Hot Wheels collection and made off with his "Big Wheel".

1013 days ago
29.

sPaNkdEnALgAs    

That is one ugly neck. Something also sounds fishy about this story

1013 days ago
30.

Dawn    

Thats right...still had money from her welfare check.... HOOCHIE!!!!!

1013 days ago
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