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April 26, 2011  |   Comments (3)   |   Post a comment

Man arrested in bizarre incident on bus


MINNEAPOLIS — A 53-year-old man was arrested and charged last week in connection with a disturbing incident on a school bus that took place last month, the Pioneer Press reports.

Police said that on the morning of March 17, Michael C. Friedrichs of Minneapolis boarded a school bus at a stop. He reportedly had a hooded sweatshirt pulled over his head and held a backpack in front of his face, and the bus driver "did not think anything was out of the ordinary," according to the criminal complaint filed against Friedrichs.

After the bus had continued on its route, picking up elementary students, the man disembarked at another stop, at which point the driver noticed him. He fled on foot.

Police were called, and they interviewed students, one of which said she thought the man was an acquaintance of the driver.

The officers found semen where the man had been sitting, and they described the incident as a sex act. The DNA evidence was used to identify Friedrichs, who had been convicted of criminal sexual conduct in 2004.

No students were harmed in the bus incident.

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I don't understand if the driver was picking up elementary students why they would allow an adult to get on a school bus, no one gets on my bus that doesn't belong!

Andre    |    Apr 27, 2011 09:36 PM

A bus driver should always look and see who gets on their bus. I beleived our school system would fired a driver in this case.

russell    |    Apr 27, 2011 01:07 PM

Why did this driver even allow an adult who looked like the one described, on their bus. Did he/she not pay attention in their trainings??

franny    |    Apr 27, 2011 10:35 AM

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