April 3, 2011
That’s gratitude for you
11:50 p.m. — 3800 block of South Tamiami Trail. Dispute. A man visiting his brother, who works at a North Sarasota gas station, saw a young man who often cleans up the station. The young man asked the man if he would give him a ride south. The man said he could only drive him as far as Bee Ridge Road, and the young man agreed. Shortly after they were on their way, the young man began smoking marijuana. The man told him that he could not do that in his car. The young man was agitated, but put out the joint. When they got to the area of Bee Ridge Road, the man told the young man that was as far as he could drive him. The young man became angry, threatened to kill the man and his family and set his house on fire. He then grabbed some of the man’s letters and got out of the car. The man was concerned, because his address was on those letters.