MANATEE -- A man was robbed at knifepoint early Monday morning when he accepted a ride from a stranger, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
The victim was waiting for a cab at 5803 15th Street East, in the El Paisano parking lot, at 3:30 a.m. when the suspect offered to drive him home, according to deputies.
As they approached the 1600 block of Cortez Road West the suspect pressed an eight-inch flip knife into the victim's left side and demanded the victim give him his money, credit card, cell phone and other items, according to a release.
After the victim handed over his possessions, including $85 in cash, the suspect stopped the car and told him to get out, deputies said. The suspect left the scene and could not be located.
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The victim had no injuries, according to the release.