Sunday, April 5, 2009

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Crime Alert: Solicitors Without a Permit
Posted: 31 Mar 2009 03:59 PM PDT
Why it is important to always ask a solicitor for a Soliciting Permit:

Grand Prairie police are looking for a man who conned his way into an elderly woman’s home. They said he sexually assaulted her and set her on fire.

According to police, the incident happened Monday at about 2 p.m. in the 1800 block of Sunnyvale Road.

The man allegedly knocked on the woman’s door and introduced himself as Daniel, a 22-year-old college student from Chicago. He said he was staying at an area motel and he was trying to talk to people to earn points for a communications exercise, police said.

But, police said after the woman let him into her home he assaulted her and poured rubbing alcohol on her chest. He set her on fire, they said.

The woman was taken to a local hospital with second degree burns from her stomach to chin.

She told police her attacker was a black male who was between 20 and 25 years old. He weighed about 160 to 190 pounds and stood between 6 and 6 feet 4 inches tall. He wore a white shirt and multicolored paints. His hair was styled in short, tight corn rows.

Police hope someone will recognize him from the description and call Detective Tracy Hinson at 972-237-877 or Crime Stoppers at 972-988-8477.

Original article HERE.

If you are suspicious of any door to door salesperson or solicitor, please lock your door and call 911 with a description of the individual immediately.

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