Emmett Township Police warn of two men possibly posing as Comcast utility workers
EMMETT TOWNSHIP, Mich. —
Police in Calhoun County said two men may be posing as utility workers to possibly scout homes for break-ins.
A woman who lives on the south end of Beadle Lake Road, outside of Battle Creek, called Emmett Township Public Safety after encountering two men talking quietly in her back yard.
They told her they were burying a line for Comcast when she confronted them and officers said the woman asked if they had the right house. She said they said yes, but got in a car and drove away.
The woman said she called Comcast who said they didn't have any work orders for her neighborhood. Her next call was to 911.
Police said utility workers or legitimate vendors should always have identification on them.
Emmett Township Public Safety Lt. Tony Geigle said, “Don't be afraid to ask questions. It's your home, your safety. You ask as many questions as you feel you need to be safe. If you don't feel safe and you don't feel like this person is representing who they say, leave the door closed. Call 911.”
The woman said the men were around 18 and 40-years-old and drove away in a light blue newer model Chrysler sedan.
Emmett Township Public Safety said you should never let anyone who you don't know, or aren't expecting, into your home as a safety precaution.