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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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31.

dman    

I watch every episode of Pawn Stars, and I don't even recognize this guy. How often could he possibly be on the show?

1023 days ago
32.

Christine    

He is wanted for questioning. If he didn't do anything then why is he hiding? By hiding from the police he is confirming his guilt. No matter what her position is, housekeeper, girlfriend, or just friend it is not OK to put his hands on her much less a knife.

1023 days ago
33.

Roger    

I had a dissatisfied ex-girlfriend send police to my house with a story that I choked her. She asked for a restraining order, forced me to spend a lot of time/money, created a lot of stress, and made me regret ever meeting her. The system CAN be abused.

1023 days ago
34.

lasvegas702    

Sounds like someone got caught with the hand in the cookie jar and now trying to turn the situation around. Don't steal from people and then try and make yourself to be the victim.Get A Life!!!!

1023 days ago
35.

isaiah    

thats one crooked ass neck!

1023 days ago
36.

uh    

those look like kitten scratches

1023 days ago
37.

jessica    

I know Johnny and he is a very kind harted person..he couldn't even hurt a fly...what this girl would say for a few seconds of fame what a shame..

1023 days ago
38.

kingborg    

Yvette: 5 hours ago

Like Im really gonna do it just cuz u said it LOL

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just proves you are a lying troll.

1023 days ago
39.

kingborg    

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


thats a housekeeper not a girlfriend! note the "AS A FRIEND"

1023 days ago
40.

Bizz    

that looks pretty damn minor for being choked and almost knifed. im guessin an altercation that the check is embelishing GREATLY. besides i see him on Pawnstars all the time, he would never do anything like that.

1022 days ago
41.

QueeN biAtcH    

@yvette-lets meet? I'll show you knife marks, and what really happens to a neck when being choked.You and your sister seem like **** talkers and trouble makers. Is that the best you guys can do? Trying to make someone look bad and take them to the bank? Skanky ass fugly hoes.Karma's a BiatCh

1022 days ago
42.

Chata    

Well I have known Johnny, since he was a very young man always a gentleman it never surprised me when I found out that he was raising his daughter on his own. And to read this about him just hurts I sure hope his mother never see it because they are sure a great and close family they would give you the shirt off there back. They are the first to help people in need doesn't surprise me if Johnny was helping this girl out of the goodness of his heart and they have taken advantage of him you just can't trust people this days.. This person should be ashamed of her self for accusing someone who tried to help...

1022 days ago
43.

sweetdee88    

i have spent more time reading all you crazies back and forth than i ever spen*****ching pawn stars. i don't know what that says about me but i think i have to re-evaluate my life...

1022 days ago
44.

LENCHO    

WELL THIS YVETTE GIRL SOUNDS JUST AS SHADY AND TRASHY AS THE VICTIM ITS LIKE REALLY YOU CANT FIND A REAL JOB TO SUPPORT YOUR HABIT .....JOHNNY IS NOT ONLY A GREAT GUT HE IS KIND HEARTED AND BELIEVE HIS DAUGHTER IS FAR FROM DEPRIVED HES RAISE HER SINCE SHE WAS BORN AS A SINGLE FATHER AND HAS BUILT HIMSELF TO WERE HE IS NOW SO LOOKING AT IT AS A RESPONSIBLE FAHTER TO HIS DAUGHTER AND LOOKING AT YOUR TYPICAL NO GOOD FATHERS OUT THERE C MON THIS GUY WOULDNT JEAPORDIZE WHAT HES GOT FOR SOME TRASHY LOW LIFE ...KARMA IS A MOTHA SO LET IT TAKE ITS COURSE !!!

1022 days ago
45.

LENCHO    

ITS SO SAD THAT INDIVIDUALS AS THIS SO CALLED VICTIM PREY ON INDIVIDUALS LIKE JOHNNY ,HERES A SINGLE FATHER WHO RAISED HIS DAUGHTER ALONE IN LAS VEGAS WHO HAS BUILT A LIFE FOR HIMSELF AND HIS DAUGHTER.HAS STARTED HIS BUISNESS FROM HIS OWN COLLECTION AND IS GONE SO FAR IN LIFE FROM A SMALL OLD BAKERSFIELD,CA AND KNOWING WHAT A GREAT AND RESPONSIBLE GUY HE IS FOR THESE LOW DOWN PEOPLE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF HIM IS JUST AWFUL THIS SO CALLED VICTIM ANS SISTER YVETTE SOUND LIKE PEICES OF WORK ,HOW ABOUT GETTING A REAL JOB TO SATISFY YOUR FIX INSTEAD OF MISSING WITH SOMEONE WHO HAS HIS LIFE TOGETHER ...ALL I HAVE TO SAY IS PATHETIC....JOHNNY WILL GET THROUGHT HIS WITH NO PROBLEM HE HAS FAMILY AND FRIENDS WHO SUPPORT HIM AND TRUST THAT THIS IS NOT HIS NATURE OR CHARECTER SO TO TRASH OF LAS VEGAS GET A LIFE ...

1022 days ago
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