Bartlesville neighborhood claim thieves targeting homes

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. - People who live in a Bartlesville neighborhood say they are being watched by fake solicitors, who are  ultimately trying break in and steal personal belongings.

"I keep the gun right next to me at all times," Alexis Fridenberg said.

Always on guard.

"It was just the scariest situation," Fridenberg said. "I've never been through anything like that."

Especially with a little one by her side.

"I did not know what to think at all."

Last Monday, she found this on the steps to her front door.

"When somebody asks how the weather is and they say sunny and 75, perfect weather to go fishing or whatever," Fridenberg said. "So basically they are saying it's perfect weather to burglarize somebody's house. I walked around the house to our bedroom and found that our bedroom window had been literally pried open."


Claiming three individuals, two girls and a guy, came to the door again last Friday.

"She was like, 'Hi a nice security system you've got there,'" Fridenberg said. "She said she was with AT&T and I immediately knew she wasn't."

Another neighbor said it happened to her too.

"They had written sunny 75 on their porch."

Fridenberg called the police - who confronted them.

The police report says one of the women had on an AT&T  shirt and claimed to be training the other two, but said she worked for a subcontractor.

The officer said they did not have a permit for door-to-door solicitation and issued a trespassing warning.  


Now Fridenberg said she isn't afraid to take control the next time.

"They better not show up at my house again because I don't care who it is, they'll either be shot or arrested," Fridenberg said.

 

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