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Man stabs stranger after giving him a ride because he stole his harmonicas

By Mason White 1:22 PM January 9, 2015
Bruce Richard Hood 

By: Feng Qian
A man was arrested on charges of assault after stabbing a man that he was giving a ride in his car, police in Florida said.

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office said that they arrested 52-year-old Bruce Richard Hood, after being accused of stabbing the man and accusing him of stealing his harmonicas.

Hood of the 500 block of Magellan Drive, was booked into the Sarasota County Jail, and his bail was set at $25,000 on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

According to the police investigation, Hood agreed to drive the victim home after meeting him at a bar on Saturday. On the way to the victim’s home, the two went to a Taco Bell, where the passenger bought a bag of tacos.

Later, when the passenger got out of Hood’s car, he mistakenly took with him a bag with the suspect’s harmonicas. The passenger told investigators that Hood came out of the car and demanded his harmonicas before stabbing him.

Police officers who arrived at the scene, found the bag of tacos inside Hood’s car.