Palmetto man reports escape from carjacking try

January 19, 2014 

MANATEE — A 25-year-old Palmetto man reported an attempted carjacking Sunday to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

The victim said he stopped at the Super Stop store, 5627 15th St. E., Bradenton, to make a purchase at 3:30 p.m. Sunday when three men approached, struck him on the head with an unknown object and demanded the vehicle.

Vazquez reportedly got back into his vehicle and kicked the suspects away as they tried to pull him out of the vehicle. Vazquez was reportedly able to get away from the suspects and drove himself to the hospital for treatment.

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