A 16-year-old girl in Utah called her brother and told him she was sexually assaulted on a bus. Her brother then beat the man who died in the hospital. Now police say the CCTV cameras in the bus prove the girl lied.
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Now 62-year-old Michael Fife is dead.
62-year-old Michael Fife of Logan died after being struck shortly after being accused of a sexual assault aboard a Cache Valley Transit District bus.
According to a news release from the Logan Police Department, the incident happened around 3:00 p.m. on April 23.
A 16-year-old girl called her 17-year-old brother and told him the man had sexually assaulted her.
Minutes later, the brother met Fife as he exited the bus near 300 South 100 West in Logan.
He assaulted Fife who fell to the ground and suffered head injuries when he hit the sidewalk.
“Kind of a linebacker-type charge toward the gentleman, knocking him down,” said Chief Gary Jensen with Logan Police. “This is an absolutely horrible event.”
Jensen added he’s never had a case like this within the Logan Police Department and called it “unique and difficult.”
While Fife lay unconscious on the sidewalk, the suspect fled on foot.
Fife was taken to McKay-Dee hospital where he died of his injuries on April 27.
Investigators reviewed surveillance video from the CVTD bus.
It showed Fife walking past the girl, but no sexual assault took place, according to the news release.