first_img Langston said she began to ask around and found several others who have had a similar experience.“I called the police department in Union Springs and they said there was no new vacuum clearer shop over there,” Langston said. “So I called the sheriff’s department and they said it sounded like I had done the right thing by not letting the man and woman in. I don’t know what they were up to but I worry that they might have tried to rob me if I’d let them in.”Barbara Barron had a similar experience on Grace Road, except the man who approached her was alone – or so she thought.“He came up in the yard and asked if he could shampoo my carpet,” she said. “I told him I did my own carpets and he asked me if I didn’t want a day off. I told him that I did my own housework. He said he would clean my house for me but I told him no again. He ran off and got in the passenger side of a white van and they drove off. It was real suspicious because he didn’t show me a business card or any identification and there was no business logo on the van. I think they were up to no good.” Skip Sponsored Content Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration You Might Like Cause still unknown in Carter Brothers fire, building back an option Firefighters worked to battle the blaze of the Carter Brothers’ fire for nearly 12 hours Monday morning, extinguishing the flames… read more The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Published 11:20 pm Monday, July 12, 2010 Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By Jaine Treadwell Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Email the author Be cautious of sales people who come knocking at the door.That’s the advice that Pike County Sheriff Russell Thomas said he would give to anyone who is approached by a questionable door-to-door salesman or saleswoman.Patsy Langston of the Josie community answered a knock at her door last week and became uneasy when the man and woman seemed to be over zealous in their attempt to demonstrate the vacuum cleaner from the Kirby company they claimed to be representing. Thomas said there are legitimate salespersons who go door to door and people should use good judgment when approached.“A legitimate salesperson should have identification,” he said. “You should be extremely careful about letting anyone into your house. If you are suspicious about anyone who approaches you wanting to sell something, you should report the incident to authorities and give a good description of the person, the vehicle and a tag number if possible. There are legitimate sales people out there and then there are some that aren’t.” It’s case by case so you should always be cautious.” Book Nook to reopen Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Latest Stories Thomas: Be cautious of door-to-door salesman By The Penny Hoarder “They said they had opened a Kirby vacuum cleaner store in Union Springs and had been out all day demonstrating their vacuums,” Langston said. “They offered to vacuum one room free. I told them that I wasn’t interested. The man said he would pick out the dirtiest room to show me how good the vacuum cleaner was. I told them again I wasn’t interested.”The man and woman offered no identification and were parked suspiciously.“Most of their small black car was still in the highway, only a tire was in the yard,” Langston said. “If there was a vacuum cleaner I didn’t see it. They left in a hurry and both of them got in the car on the passenger side. A driver was waiting in the car for them.” Troy falls to No. 13 Clemsonlast_img read more