Man arrested for macing 2 outside Manatee drug store

MANATEE - An 18-year-old man was arrested this afternoon after he allegedly sprayed mace at two men leaving a Manatee drug store with a prescription for Oxycontin, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

The victims were leaving the Prescription Shop, 5332 26th St. W., about 2:50 p.m. when Dyllan Heyen approached, sprayed them with mace, tried to grab the medication and fled the scene on foot.

The victims gave chase to the suspect and ultimately ended up at the BP gas station in 3000 block of Cortez Road West. A sheriff's detective was able to locate Heyen nearby, and the victims were able to identify him as their attacker.

Neither victim was hurt, except for the usual discomfort associated with being sprayed with mace.