Rob L writes:
Just got a visit from a guy (black guy, about 6’+, 30s wearing jeans, black t-shirt, and a white baseball cap) telling me my next door neighbors were in an accident, they went to the hospital, and that he was with the towing company and that he needed to drop their keys off to me.
He then tried to get me to give him $19 (the amount my neighbor was supposedly short for the towing). I told him I’d give it to him when he drops off the keys (why does the tow truck driver need keys?). He gave me some cockamamie story about how his boss won’t sign off on it until he gets the rest of the money. Sure.
This whole conversation was had through my window.
Anyway, he said he’d be back and then he walked away. I poke my head out my door to watch him walk down the street. No tow truck in site (not that I really expected one).
I immediately called 911 and the cops will be coming out. Not sure how much good that’ll do but it seemed like the prudent move when strange people come to your door trying to scam you at midnight.
Meanwhile my neighbors car is outside and there are lights on in their house.
Just a heads up. Stay safe everyone.
[Police came and took a report]