Three men were recently arrested in Pinellas County recently for basically forcing elderly citizens to buy meat products the men were selling door-to-door. The men, who all worked for Gourmet Grocery, LLC, used an aggressive sales tactic known as "insinuating their way into the homes of defenseless older folks and getting meaner and meaner while not leaving until the defenseless older folks pay them to go away."
If you just said to yourself, "there's no way I'd let a stranger follow me into my home and start stocking my freezer with their meats," well, you're not the target of this particular scam, are you? As the Hernando County Sheriff warned last month, these "salesmen" were specifically targeting seniors, who were more likely to be intimidated.
We've all seen a shady pickup truck with a poorly made door magnet hawking cheap frozen meats in our neighborhood over the years. If you know the seniors on your block and see them being hassled by a "salesman," don't hesitate to call the cops. Someone's safety could be at steak. (Sorry, I'll show myself out.)