Detectives are looking for a man who threatened a woman with a box cutter knife on a transit bus Saturday.
Police on Monday released video of the incident.
According to a news release, the victim told Sarasota police she was riding a Sarasota County Area Transit bus to work when a man sat near her. During the ride, the man tried to start a conversation with the woman, but she ignored him. The man asked for the woman's name, and when she gave it, he began to repeat it incessantly, the news release states.
When he asked for her phone number, she refused. Then, she told police, he got up from his seat and removed a black flip phone, a wallet and a light blue/silver box cutter knife from his pocket.
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The man opened the knife to reveal the square blade, brandished it, then closed it and put it away, she told police. The man then got off the bus at an unknown stop, police said.
The suspect is described as a 6-foot-tall, 160-pound black man with black hair, brown eyes and a thin build in his late 20's or early 30's. He was last seen wearing a light colored T-shirt, dark-colored shorts, sneakers and a white Miami Heat flat-bill baseball cap with green and red accents, police said.
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Kim Laster of the Sarasota Police Department at 941-316-1199.