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Tacos-for-harmonicas swap gets man stabbed

Feb. 29, 2012 at 12:39 PM

WHITFIELD ESTATES, Fla., Feb. 29 (UPI) -- Police say a Florida man stabbed another man he had given a ride home from a bar, thinking his passenger had swapped a bag of tacos for his harmonicas.

Sarasota County sheriff's deputies said Bruce Richard Hood, 52, of Whitfield Estates agreed to give a man a ride home from a bar Saturday and the passenger bought a bag of food from Taco Bell during the trip, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune reported Wednesday.

The passenger told deputies he accidentally grabbed the wrong bag as he got out of the vehicle, and Hood followed him and demanded the return of his harmonicas.

Hood allegedly stabbed the man in the wrist and chest.

Deputies said they found the bag of tacos still inside the vehicle.

Hood was jailed on an aggravated battery with a deadly weapon charge. He was ordered held in lieu of $25,000 bail.

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