Suspicious Sarasota bus stop incident turns out to be false, police say

Sarasota County

SARASOTA, Fla. (WFLA) – Sarasota police previously said reports of a man who grabbed a teen girl by the hips at her bus stop did not occur.

Police had previously said the incident happened at about 6:30 a.m. in the 1500 block of 24th Street. while the teen was walking to her bus stop when she was approached from behind by an unknown man. 

According to police, a thorough investigation by numerous officers, determined allegations regarding the suspicious incident is false and did not happen.

Police say there is no threat to the community.

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