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.
The victim had no injuries, according to the release.