Police are investigating a reported assault on a 16-year-old girl as she waited Tuesday morning in Atlanta for the bus.
The student was waiting for the bus near the Pep Boys Auto Parts & Service on Piedmont Road when a man approached her and tried to throw her to the ground, according to Atlanta police.
“She ran to the Pep Boys and informed the manager of what happened,” Sgt. Greg Lyon said. “He went outside, spotted the suspect, and held him down until our arrival.”
Police arrested Tansu Kanlica, 27, and charged him with misdemeanor battery, police said.
Kanlica is being held in the Fulton County jail on $3,000 bond, according to jail records.
The child suffered only minor abrasions, he said.
— Staff reporter Marcus K. Garner contributed to this report.
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