We just had this guy come to the front door. He was dressed in a baseball cap saying ADT, a shirt saying ADT, and a binder saying ADT. He was short, blue-eyed, heavy-jowled and wore shorts.
I opened the door and asked what he wanted. He said he was from the advertising department of ADT and was offering free systems in our neighborhood as an advertising measure. He asked if I had a home security system. I don’t remember what I said! I think I may have just said, “I don’t need your services,” but I may have said no, that I didn’t have a security system.
My husband was listening from upstairs and came down at this point. He listened to the guy for a minute and then said, “Can we have your business card?” And the guy said no!!! He said he couldn’t give us a card because of (some bullshit). And then he said thanks and left.
He went down the street. Me and Mr. E looked at each other and he said, “Call the cops.” So I did. I also sat out on the porch and kept an eye on the neighborhood so I could get a license plate number. Eventually I saw the guy coming out from the back of my neighbor’s house and walk rapidly down the street.
There was a white car waiting for him, no decals or anything saying ADT. He got in. I ran down the street and managed to catch the license number. It was a Pennsylvania license plate, and I live in Ohio. The guy saw me, got out of the car, and gave me a number, saying I could call ADT and give them the number.
After he left, that’s precisely what I did. ADT didn’t know what that number was, and also said they had received calls like mine before! I called the police and gave them the license plate number. They came out and said they were going to drive through the neighborhood, but I haven’t heard from them that they had caught the guy.
So now I’m scared half to death, thinking about my poor defenseless kitties, and my computer and my own self, and how vulnerable we all are. I’m going to keep the gun close tonight, for sure! (we don’t have kids, so don’t worry about that)
What I wonder is, does this sound as suspicious to you as it does to me? Was I right in calling the police? Am I right to be very paranoid right now?