South Pasadena Police News Release | Imposter Claiming to be City Employee

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SPPD News Release | South Pasadena

On Sunday, September 6, 2020, at about 4:00 a.m., officers from the South Pasadena Police Department were dispatched to the 18 hundred block of Fremont Avenue regarding a male Hispanic adult ringing the doorbell of an apartment within the complex, posing as a city employee.

The male rang the bell once, then left, but returned a second time to ring the bell. He told the resident he was with the City and that power to her apartment would be turned off. He did not insist on making entry and the resident told him to leave and he did.

Officers arrived but could not locate the male, described as a Hispanic in his 20s, wearing a black T-shirt with a “Misfits” band logo (skull) printed on it, and black shorts.

Residents are advised not to open their doors to anyone they suspect might be impersonating a utility or a city worker and should call the police as this resident did.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should call South Pasadena Detectives at (626) 403-7280 and reference case number 20-1756.