MANATEE — A bicyclist wearing a black garbage bag over his body this afternoon threw motor oil on a woman and her child and stole a diaper bag from a stroller she was pushing, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
The woman was walking with her two children in the 600 block of 17th Street East, Palmetto, when the suspect approached her from behind. As she turned around, the suspect threw motor oil at her face, also hitting her 7-month-old child, according to a news release.
The suspect then grabbed the diaper bag and fled on his bicycle toward Lincoln Park.
The woman then ran to her home, also on 17th Street East.
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The suspect was described as being skinny and clean shaven, wearing a red hooded cap and riding a 10-peed bicycle. He was wearing a black garbage bag over his body, according to the sheriff's office.