Sugar Land police are looking for a day worker who assaulted a 39-year-old, self-employed construction contractor during a dispute over payment on May 3.
The victim told police he needed help with a roof at a home in the 3000 block of Colony Crossing Drive. He located a man named Marcos at the intersection of U.S. Highway 59 and West Belfort and transported the worker to the job site.
Marcos asked several questions, including who was at the house and if the home was vacant, during the drive. After they arrived, Marcos demanded payment in advance and threatened the victim with a pocket knife when advance payment was refused.
The contractor became concerned for his safety and recorded a short video of the worker. He walked away to call the police; however, Marcos followed him, removed a black container from his pocket and sprayed an unknown substance in the contractor’s face. A woman who lives at the home walked out and witnessed the confrontation. She called police at 8:14 a.m., and Marcos ran away.
Marcos was described as a Hispanic man wearing a blueish-gray long-sleeve shirt, black pants, white shoes and a green camo ball cap. Anyone with information should call the Sugar Land Police Department at 281-275-2540 or Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers at 281-342-TIPS (8477).
Video taken by the victim is posted at www.sugarlandtx.gov/robbery171926.