Police discover man wanted for slapping child on butt was just a misunderstanding

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UPDATE: Police in Bluffdale have interviewed the man in question who told them he did not slap the child on the butt but patted him on the side as he passed him. They indicated it all appears to be a misunderstanding.


BLUFFDALE, Utah (ABC4 News) – Police are hoping the public can help identify a man who allegedly slapped a child’s butt who was outside playing in a Bluffdale neighborhood last week.

According to a press release issued by the Saratoga Springs/Bluffdale Police Department, the incident happened on June 26 between 6 p.m. and 6:15 p.m.

Police say the child was playing in his front yard when a man approached him and slapped him on the butt. The man was later seen walking in front of a home that has a video surveillance camera.

The man is described as a white male, 30-40 years old and was wearing a white t-shirt, blue shorts, tennis shoes and a blue hat.

If you recognize this man, please contact Detective Coomes with the Bluffdale Police Department. 801-254-2200 ext. 48


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