ALERT: Man Claiming to Work for Alarm Company Concerns Residents
SPRING HILL – Today, RNRF received information of a possible door-to-door scam going on right now that could have residents locking their doors and double checking their security systems.
One woman who lives in the area of Elwood Road (We’ll call her Sarah) says a man knocked on her door yesterday, claiming to work for her alarm company. Since her fiancé and other guests were home at the time, Sarah felt secure enough to allow the man inside. The man who Sarah says called himself TJ claimed to work for Capital Alarm Company, an affiliate of her alarm company, Central Security Group. TJ told Sarah that he was sent out to replace her keypad due to a recall. The replacement was to avoid a complete outage if the lines were cut during a burglary, TJ said. Sarah told TJ that her system was wireless and that it wouldn’t affect her security system if the lines were cut.
Beginning to feel uncomfortable with the situation, Sarah asked TJ to leave her home. Knowing that something was just wasn’t right with TJ; she followed him out to his car and took down the tag number. Sarah immediately contacted her Alarm company who informed her that Beasley did not work for them and that she should report the incident to law enforcement.
Sarah contacted the Sheriff’s Office and while they were at her home taking a report, Sarah says they received another identical complaint.
This afternoon, deputies caught up with the TJ, who was later identified as Toriano Beasley at the intersection of Elwood Road and Montano Ave, where they questioned him regarding the reports.
A check of Beasley and two other subjects came back clean and so did the vehicle they were driving.
Because Beasley and the others had not committed a crime they were not charged.
What concerns Sarah is that the tag attached to Beasley’s car was a paper temporary tag that didn’t match a vehicle. When they ran the tag this afternoon during the traffic stop, the attached tag matched the vehicle. Sarah believes a fake tag is attached to the vehicle when Beasley is “working” a neighborhood so that he cannot be identified. Sarah fears that Beasley is scoping out easy targets with plans to return and burglarize homes, knowing that the replacement keypad will not function.
Beasley is described as a black male About 5’6, thin build, short hair, early 20’s. Beasley was last seen wearing black shorts, ankle high black socks. Black work boots, Franny pack, and a dark work shirt with the words “capital” written on the front.
The vehicle is described as a 2005 black Dodge Neon.
At this time Beasley is not suspected of committing a crime and no reports have been released by officials regarding the suspicious incident.
We will bring more on this story if new information develops.
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