Charges dropped against Bradenton man accused of robbing door-to-door salesman

Updated: Nov. 26, 2019 at 2:05 PM EST
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BRADENTON, Fla. (WWSB) - The charges against a Bradenton man who was accused of robbing a victim selling home alarm systems have been dropped.

Kyle Leonard, 40, was arrested on November 22 and charged with armed robbery. Deputies said he approached a man going to door-to-door to sell home alarm systems on 37th Avenue East and grabbed an iPad from the victim’s hands and ripped off a lanyard with an ID card from around his neck.

The victim claimed when he tried to get his belongings back, Leonard pulled what the victim believed to be a sword from his vehicle and held it in a threatening manner.

On December 11, state prosecutors dropped the charges against Leonard without prejudice.

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