Monday, April 26, 2010

A Cautionary Tale

Don't believe everything people tell you. Homeowner Shot by Robblers Claiming They Were on Service Call
Police say around 11:00 am Monday, a neighbor living on Dee Ann Road got a visit from two men in tan shirts who claimed to be making a service call.

"He did open the door for them once they knocked and said who they claimed to have been. Once he unlocked the door, they forced their way in," says Major Anthony Berryhill of the Memphis Police Department.
Employees of the cable company in the area don't wear tan uniforms. And when does the cable company come for service if you haven't called them?

Neighbors aren't shocked, so much as disappointed.
"Trying to take ways to protect the neighborhood so we put up cameras. Tape goes back 30 days and we can see every vehicle that comes in, record the tags and everything," says Rosenthal.

Neighbors say the cameras and their strong neighborhood watch have worked.

In four years, there have only been two serious crimes.

So they are anxious for this one to be solved.
But is sounds at least like there should be some solid leads.


wickedmess said...

'Employees of the cable company in the area don't wear tan uniforms.'

Seriously? That just strikes me as an absurd disregard for their customers safety. And if they won't spring for uniforms I'm willing to bet the company IDs are crap to non-existent, too.

Zendo Deb said...

I don't think its that they don't wear any uniform, but that the ones the do wear aren't tan. It really isn't clear from the article.

wickedmess said...

Ah, yes, I see what you're saying. I took the quote a completely different way. Thanks for clarifying it for me.