Had a situation at my house this am...

1965Jeff1965Jeff Senior MemberPosts: 1,542 Senior Member
Today I happened to be scheduled to work later than usual so as I was about to depart I hear a honk and some knocks at the basement door. Descending the stairs I see an individual at the basement door who is no one I recognize, I give him a " can I help you"? As I opened the door , he says " don't shoot I'm not a robber". Which I thought as an odd way to start a sales pitch. Apparently he had mistaken me putting my phone in a carrier at my right side as a firearm. I told him I was not interested in anything he was selling, to which he continued with his pitch and came closer to the door so I immediately told him " I need you to leave this property immediately." I guided him off my porch whereupon he hailed his ride and hopped aboard and they took off down the driveway. Now I'm PO'd , we live ten miles past city limits and if I'm a guy trying to drum up cleaning service customers this is definitely not the most efficient area to make new customers.
After they left , I got in my car and tried to catch up with them to no avail. While I was driving I called the sheriff and reported suspicious activity for our area and gave them the plate number, which was a temporary tag. Sorry for the wall of text, on my phone right now. We have never had trouble with thieves before, but never say never.


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  • earlyearly Senior Member Posts: 4,950 Senior Member
    Portable air horn.
    Like the kind sold for boats.:that:
    My thoughts are generally clear. My typing, not so much.
  • KSU FirefighterKSU Firefighter Senior Member Posts: 3,236 Senior Member
    Hopefully it was a "REALLY" bad salesman with terrible territory instincts.
    The fire service needs a "culture of extinguishment not safety" Ray McCormack FDNY
  • 1965Jeff1965Jeff Senior Member Posts: 1,542 Senior Member
    They will get a special escort out of the county


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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 13,545 Senior Member
    We had the same kind of thing happen at our house in KS, Really takes a dolt to open a driveway gate and start looking around a house in the middle of nowhere in that country.
    Unfortunately he picked the wrong house....I was a Reserve Officer at the time and was aware of some guys who were poking around the county looking for stuff to steal. I had the wife call dispatch while I armed myself and went out to have a talk with the guy. He and his buddy both went to jail on outstanding warrants....
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 17,918 Senior Member
    Those of you who have attended the SE shoot know how far off the beaten path we are- - - - -even the Mormon missionaries seldom show up at our place! An uninvited visitor gets a friendly, but definitely guarded reception, as a few "hunters" and a tree-trimming crew for the electric company can testify. Mary can be downright persuasive with that .357 Blackhawk in her hand!
    Jerry
    Hide and wail in terror, Eloi- - - -We Morlocks are on the hunt!
    ASK-HOLE Someone who asks for advice and always does something opposite
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 15,368 Senior Member
    Teach wrote: »
    Mary can be downright persuasive with that .357 Blackhawk in her hand!
    Be sure to tell her the guy in the powder blue Mercedes is a friend! :yikes:
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    Carry a 25 if it makes you feel good, but do not ever load it. If you load it, you may shoot it. If you shoot it, you may hit somebody, and if you hit somebody – and he finds out about it – he may be very angry with you. --Jeff Cooper
  • FisheadgibFisheadgib Senior Member Posts: 4,961 Senior Member
    zorba wrote: »
    Be sure to tell her the guy in the powder blue Mercedes is a friend! :yikes:

    She'll probably think your one of the ladies from the church.
    snake284 wrote: »
    For my point of view, cpj is a lot like me
    .
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 15,368 Senior Member
    Fisheadgib wrote: »
    She'll probably think your one of the ladies from the church.

    With a mustache. Uh-huh... :tooth:
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    Carry a 25 if it makes you feel good, but do not ever load it. If you load it, you may shoot it. If you shoot it, you may hit somebody, and if you hit somebody – and he finds out about it – he may be very angry with you. --Jeff Cooper
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 16,585 Senior Member
    zorba wrote: »
    With a mustache and a really deep voice. Uh-huh... :tooth:
    FIFY :rotflmao:
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 15,368 Senior Member
    knitepoet wrote: »
    FIFY :rotflmao:

    Pretty much, huh? :tooth:
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    Carry a 25 if it makes you feel good, but do not ever load it. If you load it, you may shoot it. If you shoot it, you may hit somebody, and if you hit somebody – and he finds out about it – he may be very angry with you. --Jeff Cooper
  • 1965Jeff1965Jeff Senior Member Posts: 1,542 Senior Member
    A similar situation happened by westmoreland, the offender when the cops caught up with him had bullet holes in their windshield, which helps with identifying the visitors...


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  • KSU FirefighterKSU Firefighter Senior Member Posts: 3,236 Senior Member
    How Kansas says, go away.
    The fire service needs a "culture of extinguishment not safety" Ray McCormack FDNY
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 16,585 Senior Member
    zorba wrote: »
    Pretty much, huh? :tooth:
    Yep
    How Kansas says, go away.
    Wouldn't have to tell me twice :nono:
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • FisheadgibFisheadgib Senior Member Posts: 4,961 Senior Member
    knitepoet wrote: »
    FIFY :rotflmao:

    Actually, where he lives now, and in Key West, people in women's clothing with mustaches and deep voices are not at all uncommon.
    snake284 wrote: »
    For my point of view, cpj is a lot like me
    .
  • cpjcpj Senior Member Posts: 36,690 Senior Member
    I've had legit sales people come up in my garage when I'm out there working. The FIRST words out of my mouth are "I'm not interested." Most accept that and move on, they can tell by my tone I'm serious. Had one guy that didn't take the hint. He started in trying to sell phone or cable or whatever it was. I followed with "what ING apart of no don't you understand? Get the off my property."
    The silly bastard almost tried again! I guess I'm at bit of an ass hole, :softball: but damnit if I didn't call you, I'm NOT INTERESTED.
    "I'm here for the guns, hunting, and skirt wearing men."
    Zee
  • 1965Jeff1965Jeff Senior Member Posts: 1,542 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    I've had legit sales people come up in my garage when I'm out there working. The FIRST words out of my mouth are "I'm not interested." Most accept that and move on, they can tell by my tone I'm serious. Had one guy that didn't take the hint. He started in trying to sell phone or cable or whatever it was. I followed with "what ING apart of no don't you understand? Get the off my property."
    The silly bastard almost tried again! I guess I'm at bit of an ass hole, :softball: but damnit if I didn't call you, I'm NOT INTERESTED.

    Exactly, the uninvited need to shove off at first opportunity .
  • KSU FirefighterKSU Firefighter Senior Member Posts: 3,236 Senior Member
    Had a screen on the front door for years that supposed to be a UV resistant variety. A side benefit of it was that people standing on the outside of it could not see through it. Very unnerving, (I have been told), to have a seemingly dis-embodied voice coming from behind the scene. Had a couple sales people almost leave puddles when told, "Not interested!"
    The fire service needs a "culture of extinguishment not safety" Ray McCormack FDNY
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 9,670 Senior Member
    Had a screen on the front door for years that supposed to be a UV resistant variety. A side benefit of it was that people standing on the outside of it could not see through it. Very unnerving, (I have been told), to have a seemingly dis-embodied voice coming from behind the scene. Had a couple sales people almost leave puddles when told, "Not interested!"

    Cool!!! Where can I get one?
  • KSU FirefighterKSU Firefighter Senior Member Posts: 3,236 Senior Member
    Bought it years ago at Lowe's. Haven't been able to find it since. One of my neighbors tried for years to find it after I answered the door, (nicely), and she a,most left a puddle. UV blocking screen, never have been able to find it again. Mrs. Firefighter wanted a full length glass door to replace the screen door, so we no longer benefit from the screen.
    The fire service needs a "culture of extinguishment not safety" Ray McCormack FDNY
  • therewolftherewolf Member Posts: 90 Member
    "Cleaning Service", huh? Bet you both him and his janitor driver buddy had priors...
  • coolgunguycoolgunguy Senior Member Posts: 5,640 Senior Member
    My mother had a fella do the 'foot in the door' trick once. It upset her pretty good. The guy was legit, insofar as He was actually selling what he said he was selling. That's not to say he couldn't have been a thug as well, just that he was actually employed as a salesman. I told her to keep a crowbar by the door (she's not a gun person) and use it to block/pry the door or to ram it through the dude's foot. Either way, the door is going to shut.
    "Bipartisan" usually means that a bigger than normal deception is happening.
    George Carlin
  • cpjcpj Senior Member Posts: 36,690 Senior Member
    coolgunguy wrote: »
    My mother had a fella do the 'foot in the door' trick once. It upset her pretty good. The guy was legit, insofar as He was actually selling what he said he was selling. That's not to say he couldn't have been a thug as well, just that he was actually employed as a salesman. I told her to keep a crowbar by the door (she's not a gun person) and use it to block/pry the door or to ram it through the dude's foot. Either way, the door is going to shut.
    Foot in the door at CPJs house would result in a broken foot. Hopefully the ankle would make it far enough in to slam the door and throw the deadbolt. That would be well worth the price of replacing a bent door.
    "I'm here for the guns, hunting, and skirt wearing men."
    Zee
  • coolgunguycoolgunguy Senior Member Posts: 5,640 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    Foot in the door at CPJs house would result in a broken foot. Hopefully the ankle would make it far enough in to slam the door and throw the deadbolt. That would be well worth the price of replacing a bent door.

    Yep, same at my house. That's why yo-yos like that dude would never think of doing that at our houses. I'm guessing they like their toes attached. :devil:

    I'm not as heavy as I used to be, and nowhere near as strong... but I can still make you wish you hadn't stuck your foot in my door!
    "Bipartisan" usually means that a bigger than normal deception is happening.
    George Carlin
  • 6EQUJ5 - WOW!6EQUJ5 - WOW! Banned Posts: 482 Member
    therewolf wrote: »
    "Cleaning Service", huh? Bet you both him and his janitor driver buddy had priors...

    That's what I'm guessing as well as casing a possible future target. Don't let your guard down Jeff.

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