Tuolumne County sheriff's officials said Thursday there was no wrongdoing when a man offered a ride to a girl who was left behind by a school bus Tuesday morning in Columbia.
Sheriff's officials were looking for the man after witnesses reported seeing him offering a ride to a group of Columbia Elementary School students at a bus stop at Parrotts Ferry Road and Columbia Village Drive.
The man learned about the suspicious incident and his description in news reports. He contacted sheriff's officials.
Investigators later learned the man was on his way to work and saw a school bus at the bus stop.
Sheriff's officials said the bus driver looked confused about whether he was supposed to pick up children at the stop.
The bus drove away, leaving a girl behind. The man, whose name was not released, asked the girl if she missed her bus.
She told him she didn't and walked away.
The man saw some adults nearby and continued his drive to work.
Sheriff's officials said there was no criminal intent.