Sound Off

I live in northwest Lawrence and we have had three salesman come after dark within the last month. One wanted to clean my carpet at 8:30 at night. It's kind of scary because we have a lot of widows in the our area. If my husband wouldn't have been home, I wouldn't have opened the door. What's the best way to handle this problem?

Door-to-door solicitors are not illegal, Lawrence police said, as long as they have a solicitor’s license from the city. Legitimate peddlers can also approach your home at any time during the day. Sgt. Bill Cory said you should not feel obligated to open a door to a salesperson or any stranger and that you should call for an officer if you’re concerned about someone in your neighborhood or on your porch.


Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Commenting has been disabled for this item.