A local police department put out this warning: Message from Soda Springs police: The SSPD has received several reports of a man selling children's books in Soda Springs. Witnesses report being asked for names and ages of their children, as well as other personal and identifying information. This man also reportedly asks for information of other homes with children, including their names, ages, and other information. Witnesses also report this man to be aggressive when confronted.
Individual is described as a white male, dark hair, eastern European accent, wearing dress clothes and a shoulder bag, and carrying a clipboard.
Please use caution when encountering this individual.
This may just be a hoax, but it is always a good idea to exercise caution in these situations.
*NEVER let anyone into your home or give them information about your children.
*Do NOT give information about your neighbors either. The woman who came to my door was sent by a neighbor. I was extremely annoyed that she had told a stranger about my children.
*Teach your children to never answer the door for strangers or while home alone, while you are in the shower, etc.
*Hang a "No Soliciting" sign on your door to help deter strangers.
I have come up with a few basic No Soliciting signs in a few different designs: Fancy, Polite, and I Mean BUSINESS. Just click and save the image to your computer and print on your choice of paper.
Good luck and stay safe!