Three more door-to-door alerts tonight – read on for details:
From a Fauntleroy resident in the 45th SW/SW Director area, received a short time ago:
There are some aggressive sales folks out in this neighborhood. The guy said there are 30 of them in the area. Please be aware as he did not want to take no for an answer.
A Schmitz Park-area resident e-mailed tonight to say she had an unsettling encounter with a solicitor just before 6 pm last night:
I was leaving and didn’t have time to talk with him, he seemed to be going door to door for some reason, he never said what he wanted but that he’d come again on Saturday (I won’t be answering my door for sure!). When I returned at 8:30 pm he was still in my neighborhood. We live on 57th and Winthrop St in the Alki area which dead-ends at Schmitz Park and there are only about 10 houses on each side of Winthrop, it is not a through street and we all know each other, strangers rarely walk by. I spoke with one of my older neighbors who said that he told them that he wanted their money and he wanted it now, they didn’t see a weapon. They told him to leave the neighborhood and he wasn’t getting any money and they shut the door quickly. It was very disconcerting that he was still lurking around our neighborhood for over three hours. None of us will be opening our door when people knock.
The only description she had was dark complexion, about 5’8″, and carrying a water bottle.
Not long before that happened, Steve had e-mailed this report, about what he believes was the same solicitor reported here earlier this week:
Just a note about someone that was previously reported on 4/4 on the blog. A person is going door to door talking about being a sales trainee but not really ever explaining what he¹s selling. When confronted, he becomes clearly agitated and he becomes verbally abusive.
We called the police (especially since our house was robbed about two weeks ago). They came quickly but he wasn¹t in the immediate vicinity any longer. The person was African American, wearing all white, about 5’7″. Area is 59th/Charlestown.
Here are the city rules about door-to-door soliciting. Don’t be shy about asking for a license and ID.