Bradenton police detectives confirm Sea Breeze Elementary incident false

BRADENTON, Fla. (WFLA) — The Bradenton Police Department says after further investigation involving a suspicious man engaging with a student outside of Sea Breeze Elementary School on Tuesday is false.

In the initial report, police said a the man opened his front passenger-side door and asked if the student wanted “treats or goodies,” trying to get the student to get into the car. The student ran away strait to the school.

Police detectives say it was determined the student lied about the incident and about the man initially described.

The incident never occurred outside of the elementary school. 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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