In the past few days, we have heard of three incidents of multi-unit buildings being entered by people who stand at the locked gates and ring every doorbell until someone buzzes them in.
Uptown is being swarmed by the aggressive "alternate energy" salespeople who gain entry as a group and pound on every door. Often, they refuse to leave when asked and police must be called and trespassing complaints signed.
Now there's another group using the same tactics: people seeking signatures on political nominating petitions. Same technique of standing outside and ringing multiple doorbells until someone lets them in, then going door to door and seeking signatures.
So who are you buzzing in?
- It may be a volunteer seeking to get a candidate on the ballot.
- Or it may be a package thief.
- Or it may be someone pounding on doors who wants a look at your energy bill.
- Or it may be a burglar checking out who's home, and who's not.