Safety When it Comes to Solicitors

By  | 

Ryon Crisp, Charles Relovsky, and a third man are arrested for soliciting without a permit.

The arrests come after an out pour of calls from residents saying some solicitors are being pushy and aggressive.

Ted Phillips, Leon County Sheriff's Deputy says, "A van load of them will get dropped off in an neighborhood and start going door to door, not long after that happens the Sheriff's Office start getting phone calls about suspicious people".

Officials say to follow these simple safety tips when answering your door to solicitors:

Ask for proper identification and a permit. Close the front door behind you so they can not see in your home.

If you feel uncomfortable, ask the solicitor to leave.

Being cautious when handing out personal information may also prevent identity theft.