Police investigating claim about pushy door-to-door salespeople

A North Texas homeowner is warning of her bad experience with a group of door-to-door salespeople selling fruits and vegetables

Now, police are getting the details and looking into whether the encounter crossed the legal line.

The Garland homeowner, who didn't want to be identified, says she encountered a group of two men and a woman.

During the first encounter, the homeowner says she opened her front door, thinking the group was friends or relatives of a neighbor, having seen them minutes earlier with the neighbor in their yard.

"They gave me a sample of the fruit. They cut it up with a knife, so they showed me they had a knife, and so, they said that they were selling it," said the homeowner.

She says a man with missing front teeth did most of the talking.  When she said she didn't have cash, he told her they could take a check.

What the homeowner says happened next is perhaps most disturbing.

"I closed my door, my storm door, went to get my checkbook," said the homeowner. "When I came back around, they were all in my home. Two men and a woman were all inside my home with the door shut behind them."

The group sold her two boxes of fruit at an unbelievable price.

"I didn't even argue," she said. "I just wrote the check for $175 because I wanted them out of my home and they left."

The homeowner canceled the check, which prompted a second visit from the group the next day, demanding the money from that check.

But that time, a friend was with the homeowner. He recorded the group and snapped pictures.

Garland police are now investigating after the images began circulating on Facebook, drawing more than 1,000 shares and comments from people claiming they've had run-ins with the same group.


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