ST. PETERSBURG - Police are investigating two separate incidents on Feb. 6 in which teenage girls were threatened by a man near school bus stops.
In one case, a man wearing a hooded sweat shirt and red shorts approached a 16-year-old girl as she walked to a bus stop about 6 a.m. near 22nd Avenue S and 12th Street, police said. The man masturbated in front of the girl, police said.
About 15 minutes later, a man matching the same description approached a second 16-year-old girl at 22nd Avenue S and 26th Street, police said. The man touched the girl's hair, said his name was "Reggie" and then threatened to hurt her with an open pocket knife, police said.
The 16-year-old ran to a neighbor's house and called the police.
The suspect was described as a black male, about 20 years old, about 5 feet 4 with a slender build.
Anyone with information may call Detective Joe Bross at 893-4979.