Manatee man cut with beer bottle, knife after girl talk

March 16, 2014 

MANATEE -- Two men were drinking beer and barbecuing when they started discussing a woman one was dating and the other used to date, according to a report by the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

That was a mistake.

Investigating deputies report they got into an argument about 9:05 p.m. Sunday over the woman while at a home in the 3100 block of 11th Street Court East.

The suspect reportedly broke a beer bottle and cut the victim on the upper left side of his chest, then pulled a knife and cut the victim on the stomach.

The suspect fled the scene before authorities arrived.

The victim was treated for his wounds by emergency medical services personnel.

Deputies reported they are looking for Hubert Franklin, 55, last seen wearing blue jeans an d a white T-shirt. He could be charged with aggravated assault, deputies report.

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