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Mead neighborhood wary of door-to-door salesmen

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A quiet Mead neighborhood is wary after dealing with car thefts and break-ins. A quiet Mead neighborhood is wary after dealing with car thefts and break-ins.
MEAD, Wash. -

One quiet Mead neighborhood is dealing with a series of issues including a gun stolen from a parked car, several other car break-ins, strangers in the neighborhood talking to kids and late night knocks on the door from pushy sales people.

"They are very aggressive, not physically aggressive but they don't take no for an answer. They just keep on pushing, pushing, pushing," said Mead resident Scott Bond. Bond moved from California not too long ago and he's no stranger to pushy sales people.

On Thursday afternoon, Bond says a salesman came to his door selling cleaning products and the man kept getting closer to Bond's door when Bond kept moving back. He wasn't having it. However, some other neighbors KHQ talked with say they didn't have the same experience. "He stood way back from the door and he was very nice," said Mead resident Margo Loree.

Though Bond says, it can turn easily. "Don't be afraid to say no," said Bond.

The Spokane County Sheriff's Office says selling door to door is not illegal. However, if the salesperson won't leave your property when you ask them to, that's when you do want to let the sheriff's office know.  

If you see anything that looks suspicious, don't hesitate to call crime check at (509) 456-2233.   

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