Manatee man knocked unconscious, robbed of pants

MANATEE — A 39-year-old homeless man said he was knocked unconscious and robbed of his pants.

According to a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office report, the man was walking along Braden Avenue near U.S. 41 at about 2:05 a.m. Thursday, when three suspects approached him.

The victim felt a blunt object strike him in the face and he fell unconscious to the sidewalk.

When he awoke, the only thing taken were his pants. A bag with personal items was left beside him.

There was a small cut above his left eye, so Manatee County Emergency Medical Service paramedics took the man to Manatee Memorial Hospital to be treated. The victim was very intoxicated and hard to understand, according to the report.