St. Petersburg police hunt man they say pulled a teen girl off skateboard and raped her

15-year-old attacked in broad daylight

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - A 15-year-old girl skateboarding along a footpath in St. Petersburg was pulled off her board and raped Tuesday afternoon, police said.

The girl told police she was skateboarding along a path between the 4700 block of US-19 and 31st Street when she was grabbed and attacked.

The man forced the girl to perform a sexual act before she managed to get away.

It's the second time in recent days a teenager was attacked while skateboarding in St. Petersburg.

Police are asking for the public's help in locating a suspect who opened fire on an 18-year-old over the weekend who was skateboarding in St.Pete.

The teen was shot in the knee and back.  He is now recovering.

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