Just out of the WSB inbox, a door-to-door alert (or maybe something more) regarding someone who turned up in the 4100 block of 41st SW – details after the jump:
A man about 25 yrs old, white w/brown hair, wearing a blue baseball cap & gray hooded sweatshirt just knocked on my door relatively lightly, which I heard from my downstairs office. As I came up the stairs, I saw him standing on my porch with his back to my door, looking out across the church parking lot across the street. He then turned around, opened my glass storm door, looked through the windows on my door, and appeared to be checking my door handle to see if it was locked. I then approached the door, and he saw me coming, As I opened my door, he asked if I wanted my lawn mowed. I said “no thanks” and he very quickly turned and went down my stairs and out to the street. I watched to see if he had a truck or any lawn tools, but he didn’t. Instead, he got onto a white mountain bike and pedald down 41st pretty quickly.
I walked out to the sidewalk to see if he was going house to house, but he was long gone by the time I got there.
I didn’t think much of it at first, but the aggressive move of opening my storm door and peering through the windows on my door, after not getting a response to his knocking, was a strong indicator that he wasn’t there to mow my lawn. If I’d been a step slower or hadn’t heard the knock, I might have been fighting with this guy in my living room.
He had about a day’s growth on his beard, and was little unkempt, with his pant leg tucked into his sock and his clothing a little messy, but not what I’d call dirty. Beware.