Man fights off robbery attempt in Bradenton

MANATEE — A man fought off an attempted robbery by two suspects he had met Saturday at a methodone clinic, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

The suspects at 12:25 a.m. today drove the victim to an apartment complex at 4515 26th St. W. to buy some Xanax when they turned and tried to rob him, according to a news release.

The victim resisted, and one of the suspects pulled a small pair of scissors and cut him on the ear. The victim also suffered a bruise eye, the sheriff's office said.

The suspects did not get any property from the victim, before they fled, according to the sheriff's office.