A Cliff Avenue resident told police that a suspicious person approached him while he was cleaning his lawn, claiming to be a representative from FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Darien Police received the complaint on Thursday, Nov. 1, at 9 a.m.
The resident told police that he was in his backyard cleaning up storm debris when he was approached by the potential con man, who asked the homeowner if he could go inside the home to assess damage caused by the storm. The homeowner then asked for identification, and the man immediately returned to his vehicle and departed heading north on Cliff Avenue.
The man is described as being a white male, approximately 6 feet tall with dark hair and average build, police said. He appeared to be in his 40s and was wearing khaki colored trousers, a blue polo shirt, and a blue pullover jacket. The vehicle is described as a maroon late model small SUV, possibly a Honda CRV or Acura.
The man never entered the home, police said. Police checked the area, but the vehicle could not be found. Officers then advised surrounding towns of the incident.
Police are asking residents to always ask for identification when utility workers, government officials and others arrive at their homes or businesses unexpectedly. If still uncomfortable with the situation, police should be called at 203-662-3300.