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Bradenton woman charged with cutting next-door neighbor while stealing his beer

BRADENTON -- A man was injured when he confronted his next-door neighbor after she entered his residence and started taking beer out of his refrigerator, according to Bradenton police.

About 5 a.m. Monday, Patricia Coffee entered her neighbor's residence in the 400 block of Fifth Street West and started taking the beer out of the refrigerator, according to a report.

"The owner of the residence woke up to the noise and walked into the kitchen and confronted the female suspect," the report states. "She displayed a serrated steak knife and the victim grabbed it, cutting his right hand in two places in the process."

The victim released the knife, and Coffee ran out the back door to her residence next door.

Officers made contact with the woman, who was not named in the report, and arrested her on a charge of armed burglary.

On Tuesday, she was being held in the Manatee County jail on $20,000 bond.

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