Bradenton man reports thief stole oranges from his tree

MANATEE -- One Bradenton man has a message for the thief who stole from his tree: Stop taking my oranges.

About 1 p.m. on Dec. 10, a four-door charcoal-colored car stopped at a house on the 800 block of 52nd Avenue West, a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office incident report said. One man “jumped out” of the car, ran to the house and snatched three oranges from the tree, the report said.

The man living at the home witnessed the theft. As he ran outside, he heard the thieves yell, “Hurry up, get out of here,” according to the report. The orange snatcher ran back to the vehicle and got into the backseat.

The victim told authorities he didn’t want to report the theft, but he wants “the people to be contacted and told to stop taking his oranges,” the report said.