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Solicitor causes disturbance in neighborhood

Posted: March 6, 2014 - 11:54am

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• Harassment at 440 block of Par Fore Drive. 

Police were dispatched to the area for a report of a male going door to door soliciting. According to the person reporting, the subject became pushy and confrontational when she did not make a purchase. 

Officers made contact with the subject and found he had a warrant out of Georgia for soliciting without a permit, but he was outside of the department's extradition limits. 

Other subjects in the area approached responding officers and reported the man soliciting had just been at their residence and was being aggressive. 

According to the subjects, when they refused to make a purchase, the man soliciting took out his phone and began taking photos of them. The subjects were afraid because the man had a photo of them and he knew where they lived. 

The subjects told police their neighbor had called them and said she had just encountered the man soliciting and he scared her. 

Police left the area after telling the man to stop or be issued citations for harassment and criminal trespass, but returned again when they received another call from another reporting person who said the man was jiggling door handles to see if doors would open when residents didn't answer the door. 

The man was given a warning by police, and he left the area, according to the report.

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conwaygerl 03/06/14 - 12:04 pm
Did they also warn him

Of the castle doctrine in this state?

Jiggling door handles is crossing the line in my opinion.

alipage72 03/06/14 - 12:05 pm

They warned him once...left...get called back because he was jiggling door handles to see if doors would open when residents didn't answer the door. Why can't you arrest someone for that? What was he going to do if the door opened? That's scary.

Elmer Fudd
Elmer Fudd 03/06/14 - 12:22 pm
I agree

with you and conwaygerl. Should have tossed his rear in the slammer. If I was home and he jiggled the door handle. Hightailing it back to Georgia would be on his mind.

careybollinger 03/06/14 - 12:47 pm

How can you be outside the extradition jurisdiction?. If the guy has a warrant out for an arrest it's a warrant that needs to be enforced.

lachowsj 03/07/14 - 10:00 am
I expect

I expect it was for some minor offense and the State of Georgia didn't think it was worth paying the cost to get him back. Bad message for petty criminals but prudent management of the taxpayers' money.

No Sherlock 4sure...
No Sherlock 4sure... 03/06/14 - 07:27 pm
Time out?

So they threatened a citation and didn't even issue it when they had to go back? Aggressive first, attempted entering without permission next. Hope this guy doesn't show up on my block! Maybe I'll ask him if he knows my Lord & Savior and see how the conversation goes from there.

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