I am curious because it seems that everyone who comes to my neighborhood completely ignores the signs...
I just called the police on another idiot...he comes to my door to tell me he buys houses...well good for you, do you see a for sale sign in my yard...NOPE, not one there...
NOT here, not in my neighbors yard where he went next...this guy was just going down the road trying to buy peoples houses...stopping at everyones home.
I looked up the word soliciting...in several places AND I asked the police department. According their the dispathcers IDEA, this should preclude even the religious people from coming to the door.
check this out...this would seem to back up what the dispatcher told me
"Solicitation: means to importune, or endeavor to persuade or obtain by asking, "
I also asked the police dispatcher if having the sign out enabled the police to remove people who were not following the rules that are PLAINLY posted as you enter the development...you can't come in here without seeing them. She was not sure on this.
From now on, I am going to tell each and every person who knocks on my door doing this, to hold on a second, I need to grab a rob, then I am going out to the garage and turn on my sprinkler system. This last guy was real pretty in his dress clothes and I think the water would have just added to his overall look.
While we live in a nice neighborhood, we have had breakins with peoples cars, and peeping toms, its safe to assume these people are casing the places before they steal or invade peoples privacy...I look on anyone in the neighborhood with this in my memory.
I caught a guy just sitting in his truck watching this house...I think he might have been a PI, then again he might have been someone casing the house to later break into it, I walked right up to him bold as brass and asked him "what are you doing here, I know you don't live here"...
he drove away without a word...I took down his license plate. I never saw that truck again.
Another time I caught a man in a VERY beat up car from South Carolina actually looking in my neighbors windows...in broad daylight...my daughter and I were walking back from the pool, I sent her on ahead and told him to stop or I would call the police, I pointed out that he was trespassing and it was against the law to peep into peoples windows...he SAID he was wanting to buy the house, which was in fact for sale at the time...he looked like he bearly had money for food...nevermind a house that was over $200,000. I remembered his plate until I got home and called the police again...they must be SO thrilled hearing from me.
Maybe I should back up and explain, I am a member of the neighborhood watch...I am hoping that we can make this neighborhood so uncomfortable for these people that they will move on.
One time my dear old Grandmother had a problem with someone that kept coming to her house and yelling at her (its a long story why), well he approached her one day screaming and yelling (he was probably out of his mind anyway) and he got too close to her, frightened her a little, she had been watering her flower bed, so she turned the hose on the old boy...quieted him down right away...it was the talk of the town how my Grandmother, the sweetest, kindest woman you would ever want to meet actually turned the hose on old man Casey...