Sarasota teen says man tried attacking her

1:31 PM, Dec 3, 2013   |    comments
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Osprey, Florida -- A Sarasota teen says a man tried to sexually assault her as she walked home from her bus stop on Monday afternoon.

The Sarasota Sheriff's office tells us the girl says she was near the area of Washington Avenue and East Oak Street in Osprey when an older man tried to pull her in a ditch and attack her.

On Tuesday, forensic teams were at the scene looking for evidence.

Deputies say the girl told them  she punched and scratched him to get away. The girl described the man as balding with gray hair, about 5'4" and 180 pounds. He was wearing a gray shirt and plaid boxer shorts, and left the scene in a red pickup truck with a dent near the right window.

Any person with information should contact the Sarasota Sheriff's Office at (941) 861-4260 or Crime Stoppers (941) 366-TIPS.

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