Contact Us

Elderly Man Says He Offered Girl Ride to School [AUDIO]

Rattlesnake school
photo courtesy of Missoula County Public Schools

An elderly Missoula man has come forward to say he was the individual who stopped to ask a 10 year-old girl if she needed a ride to school on Tuesday morning.

Missoula Police Detective Sergeant Bob Bouchee says the man called police after hearing media reports regarding the incident. The unidentified man told investigators that the 5th grader looked like she had already missed the bus to school, and was just trying to be helpful. He said he meant no harm, and when the girl did not respond, he simply drove away.

After the incident on Tuesday morning, Rattlesnake School principal Jerry Seidensticker sent a mass email to all school families encouraging parents to remind their children not to talk to strangers.

Bouchet says the man was not arrested, because there was no criminal intent.

Detective Sergeant Bob Bouchet

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Best of KYSS

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for KYSS Corral quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive KYSS Corral contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.