7/13 Police blotter - Palmetto man stabbed in face

MANATEE — A 36-year-old Palmetto man told deputies he was stabbed in the face during an armed robbery this weekend.

The victim told deputies two people stopped him as he walked near the intersection of U.S. 41 north and Bayshore Road on Saturday night and demanded prescription drugs from him, according to a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office report.

When the victim refused, the men attacked him, punching him in the face, then stabbing him in the face with a hunting knife, the report states. The men took the victim’s medication and fled, the report continues.

The man was taken to Manatee Memorial Hospital to be treated for his injuries.

— Natalie Neysa Alund