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Sarasota man stabbed several times in his driveway by man driving luxury car

SARASOTA -- A Sarasota man pulling into his driveway in the 1200 block of Gantt Avenue about 9:35 p.m. Wednesday was stabbed as he got out of his vehicle, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office.

The victim said a vehicle pulled up behind him in his driveway and a suspect asked him for help, approached the victim, stabbed him numerous times in the upper body and drove off.

The victim was transported to Sarasota Memorial Hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries, according to the report.

The suspect was described as a white male, 5-foot-11, about 200 pounds, dark hair, clean shaven wearing dark clothing, according to the report. He drove a 1990s dark red/maroon four-door Lexus or Mercedes-Benz.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigations Section are investigating the incident.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Criminal Investigations Section at 941-861-4900 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by calling 941-366-TIPS (8477), online at