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Date of Issue: December 07, 2006

Homeless threatens bartender, arrested

The Manatee County Sheriff's Office reports deputies arrested a homeless man after they say he pulled a knife on a bartender at Cortez Kitchen on 119th Street West in the village.

Robert Goodman, 46, had been previously banned from Cortez Kitchen. On Sunday afternoon, when he walked into the place and up to the bar, according to the report, the bartender told Goodman to leave.

At that point, Goodman allegedly pulled a knife out and told the bartender to "come outside." The bartender refused and Goodman then left the restaurant.

An arriving deputy found Goodman sitting outdoors on a bench. He denied the knife incident, but a deputy located the knife and it was identified by the bartender.

Goodman was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and aggravated battery.