The Manatee County Sheriff's Office is searching for 38-year-old Christopher Murrell after he allegedly choked his girlfriend and stole money from her.
According to the sheriff's report, while driving together just after 2 a.m. Thursday, the victim and Murrell began arguing.
The victim exited the car in a parking lot at 4605 14th St. W. and began walking away from Murrell, authorities said.
Deputies said Murrell caught up to the victim, grasped her around the neck with his arm, and demanded she give him money.
She complied with his demands and he then fled the area on foot.
The victim called 911 and units searched where he was believed to have gone. Despite K-9 and multiple efforts, he was not located.
According to authorities, the victim was not seriously injured.