UPDATE: Parents say man who talked to kids at Chesterfield bus stop was neighbor

Posted at 11:14 PM, Feb 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-16 22:09:50-05

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- Parents who live in the neighborhood of Edgewater in Chesterfield County who felt uneasy after their kids reported being approached by a man while getting off the school bus now say it was all a misunderstanding.

After WTVR CBS 6 aired the story Friday night, a neighbor called one father to say he was the one who offered the kids a ride because it was cold.

That concerned father, who said he had never met that neighbor, believed the incident was a good lesson children.

My first reaction was "that's not normal because my son said he didn't know the guy," parent Craig Tatum said Friday night.

Tatum said it happened to his son and his friend after they got off at their bus stop.

"He said the guy pulled up to them and asked them if they needed a ride," Tatum added.

That's when he said thoughts immediately started scrambling through his head.

"Yeah it made me nervous," he said.

Tatum said after he heard about the incident, he immediately reported it to the police.