BRADENTON -- The Manatee County Sheriff's Office reported a budding romance came to a sudden end at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the 1700 block of 36th Avenue West.
Mario Martinez Duke, 32, of the 1200 block of 25th Street East in Palmetto, had been dating a 33-year-old Bradenton woman for about two weeks, according to investigators.
After an argument, as the woman exited a vehicle, Duke reportedly grabbed her bag, which contained a tattoo gun. As the victim tried to walk away from Duke, he caught up with her and grabbed the victim by the neck from behind, according to the report.
An onlooker yelled out and Duke fled the scene, later returning the bag to Myers. He was subsequently arrested and charged with battery and robbery by sudden snatching.