Two door-to-door alerts tonight – again, soliciting is not against the law and those who are reported may be perfectly legit, but those reporting the sightings wanted to be on the safe side and share the info – read on:
First, from Heather:
Just a heads up about some questionable door to door activity in Highland Park this evening. Two men came to our door, handed me a Seattle’s Child magazine and gave a long, winding description of 100 kids doing something in partnership with the “nursing school” at the community college and that Walgreens, Safeway, and Ezell’s chicken was matching funds for anything I could give. He pulled 2 dollars and a bus pass out of his pocket and encouraged me to give whatever I could. I informed him that I didn’t give money at the door and he grabbed the magazine and walked off down the street (passing 4-5 houses before I lost sight). They were headed south down 17th toward Thistle [map] after leaving our block.
And earlier, from Doug:
Just an FYI, 4 individuals (middle-aged men) in black trenchcoats going door to door in the Seaview neighborhood. Possibly just solicitors or those spreading “the word”. Last seen at the intersection of 45th Ave SW & SW Dawson St. [map] (10:15 am) Chevy Z71 Tahoe, Pearl in color, lic 35x-xDS Will report to the SPD non emergency line too, but thought you may want to know.