Police: Man who approached girls at bus stop was rideshare driver

App led driver to wrong street, company confirms

Police: Man who approached girls at bus stop was rideshare driver
Florence police are asking residents to be on the lookout after they say a man approached girls at a bus stop. (Source: Florence police)

FLORENCE, KY (FOX19) - Florence police say a man they’d originally warned parents about arrived at a northern Kentucky bus stop this week because of a rideshare app miscommunication.

On Monday, police put out a warning about a man approaching students waiting for the bus. Police say the man drove up to two girls and asked them if they needed a ride. They said, “No,” and told their parents.

After investigating, police discovered the driver was working for a rideshare company and was there to pick up a customer on a neighboring street. Police said his rideshare app beacon had shown an incorrect pickup location on Honeysuckle Terrace.

“Not realizing the age of the female students, the driver assumed they were his customer and asked them if they were waiting for a ride,” a police update released Tuesday reads.

Police say the rideshare company confirmed this information. The case has been closed.

Police are using this as an opportunity to remind parents to speak to their children about these types of situations, instructing them to do just as the children in this case did.

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