Saskatoon police say assault after girl refused ride offer fake

An allegation that a man got out of his truck and struck a teen twice when she refused his ride offer has been ruled false by Saskatoon police. File Photo / Global News

Saskatoon police say the story of a man, who allegedly assaulted a teenage girl who refused to get into his truck, is fake.

The 15-year-old girl told police she was approached by a man driving a white Dodge Ram truck with an Alberta licence plate on the afternoon of April 8 in the 3200-block of Milton Street.

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She also said the man got out of his vehicle and struck her twice when she refused his offer for a ride in the Massey Place neighbourhood.

Police announced on April 23 that an extensive investigation determined the information reported by the teen was false.

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Investigators with the targeted enforcement unit said they spoke to witnesses and have obtained video evidence that supports their findings. 

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