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Man in drag arrested in mistaken identity stabbing case
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Sarasota, Florida -- A man dressed in drag and his boyfriend were arrested Wednesday after attacking a man in a case of mistaken identity.

Police say just before 1 a.m. Wednesday, a passerby told officers a man had been stabbed in the chest near 16th Street and North Tamiami Trail in Sarasota.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found Scott Wilson holding his chest.  Wilson told officers he had just been stabbed by a man dressed as a woman.

Wilson said he pulled over at 16th Street and North Tamiami Trail to pick up a woman named Jessica. Instead it was Ricardo Toro, dressed as woman, who got inside his vehicle. 

Once Toro was in the car, Wilson realized it was not Jessica and asked him to get out of the vehicle immediately. Wilson then grabbed the end of his wooden baton and told Toro to get out of the vehicle for a second time.

Toro allegedly pulled out a knife and stabbed Wilson in the arm and chest, took the keys to the ignition and threw them from the car.

Wilson said Toro then got out and started walking southbound on North Tamiami Trail. Wilson got out of the vehicle to confront Toro, since he thought he still had the keys.  

Wilson told police he was then confronted by Toro's boyfriend, Josh Gaudette. Gaudette was unaware of the stabbing, but saw Toro and Wilson had been arguing and punched Wilson in the side of the head.

Toro was arrested and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. Gaudette was arrested and charged with battery.

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