Suspicious Person Knocking on Doors
Yesterday a Hispanic male in his late 40's, approx. 6' tall, thin with an acne complexion, wearing a black leather jacket and dark color jeans knocked on a door in the North Salinas area. He called the female resident by name and requested she let him inside. He said he was there to test the water. He did not have any identifying information. He kept telling the female that it would be a quick test. She did not open the door and continued to question him. She felt very uneasy because he knew her name and was really trying to talk her into opening the door. He even told her she was smart not to open her door to a stranger, but said he was fine. She called police and he left before we arrived.
We searched the area but did not find anyone matching that description. While we do not know this persons intentions, it is clear he had no business knocking on this woman's door requesting to be let inside. She trusted her instincts and refused to open her door.
This happens from time to time and is a good reminder to everyone to follow basic safety rules, one being not opening doors to strangers. If you do not have a peep hole in your door, consider getting one and mounting it in a spot where the shortest member of your family can see through. It may require 2 separate peep holes, one higher for adults and one lower for smaller kids. These are cheap, easy to install and available at local hardware stores.
Remember that if you see something suspicious, trust your instincts and call police. We take these calls seriously and will do our best to respond quickly.