Man steals girlfriend's $800 and her car in Bradenton

March 11, 2014 

MANATEE -- A 34-year-old woman lost $800 and her car when her boyfriend robbed her early Tuesday in Bradenton, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

Monday evening, the woman and the man -- who she knows as John Smith, aka "Big Country -- went to the Oneco Rose lounge, 5108 15th St. E., where she won $800 playing the machines, according to a news release.

"She stated that John became upset when she would not share the money with him," the report states.

They left the lounge in her blue 2004 Buick LeSabre, with the woman driving.

As they approached the 4900 block of Ninth Street East about 12:05 a.m., the argument turned physical, according to the report.

The man grabbed the woman by the hair "and told her that he was going to take the money.

"He reached down and pried the cash out of her hand," the report states.

The man then pushed the woman out of the car, according to the sheriff's office, and drove off.

The woman was not injured.

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