Pinellas deputies seek man who inappropriately touched, chased teen

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office released this composite drawing of the suspect.

SEMINOLE, Fla. (WFLA) – Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office is seeking any information about a man who reportedly grabbed and chased a teen Friday afternoon.

Authorities say the victim, 15, was walking home on Oakhurst Road from Seminole High School when the man waited behind a bush until a crossing guard left the area.  That’s when he approached the victim from behind, and slapped her buttocks.

When the victim ran, the man followed her for nearly half a mile until he could no longer keep up with her.

Deputies say the man is a white male, 40-50 years old, with a thin build, gray hair and was wearing a yellow t-shirt.

Anyone with information about the man is asked to cally Crime Stoppers of Pinellas at 1-800-873-TIPS or at provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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