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DENVER — Last month, Denver7 reported on Highlands Ranch residents complaining about an aggressive solicitor who had neighbors on edge. He was caught on home surveillance video destroying property and being abusive to pets.
Now, some neighbors in Denver got in touch with Contact7 to say a man matching his description has been soliciting in their neighborhood.
Jeff Krantz says the man approached his wife at their Wash Park home.
"He was trying to get her to buy magazines. Really, really persistent. Friendly at first. Talked about his family, trying to recover his life and make some money,” Kranz told Denver 7’s Tom Mustin.
Krantz says his wife called him after the man came to their home last week.
Last month, Ring doorbell video showed a man approach a home in Highlands Ranch. The homeowner says when she refused to buy magazines, he became indignant. Other neighbors said the man became violent.
After numerous complaints, the sheriff's office found the salesman and cited him for working without a permit. He hasn't been seen since.
The general description and the picture from the Highlands Ranch incidents definitely match.
Police say so far, there have been no reports filed in Denver, but neighbors should be on the alert.
"You can certainly see if this occurred down in Highlands Ranch a few weeks ago, it's reasonable to think they can migrate to Denver,” said DPD Detective John White.
White says always ask a solicitor for a license. If they don't have one, it's probably a scam. Other options include calling police and not answering the door.
Krantz says it's a lesson his wife has learned the hard way.
“I don’t think she felt threatened but it was certainly a little intense,” he said.