A man standing outside in the 1100 block of 59th Circle East was nearly attacked by an unknown man carrying a metal bat, the sheriff’s office reports.
The victim was approached at about 10:50 p.m. Tuesday by an unknown suspect who fled after the victim grabbed the weapon away from him, the report said.
Deputies have taken the bat as evidence.
Anyone with information can call the Manatee County Sheriff’s office at (941) 747-3011. Or remain anonymous, and possibly become eligible for a cash reward, by calling Crime Stoppers at (866) 634-TIPS (8677).