Be on the Alert February 25, 2009

On February 22, 2009, Larimer County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report that an unknown male knocked at the door of an elderly female on Foothills Drive and asked her if she wanted free groceries from King Soopers. He further stated that all she had to do was to let him in and he would carry the groceries to her kitchen. She noted that another male was in a blue sedan at the foot of her driveway.

The homeowner then told the male to leave, that she did not want the groceries. The male insisted that they were free and she needed only to let him inside. She closed the door, called King Soopers and then called LCSO. King Soopers validated that they are not going door-to-door with free groceries.


Deputies believe this incident is similar to two other events from the previous evening on Fossil Court and Timber Ridge South in which a male said he had free groceries and wanted to enter the residences. No suspects have been located on any of these calls.


Citizens with any information about these events or similar events are urged to call Larimer County Sheriff’s Office at 970-416-1985 or Crime Stoppers of Larimer County at 970-221-6868.


Deputies are concerned for the welfare of Larimer County citizens and ask residents to be suspicious of unknown persons attempting to gain entry into their homes. If residents find themselves in a similar situation, immediately contact law enforcement. As the old adage states: If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.




Eloise B. Campanella, Press Information Officer
Larimer County Sheriff’s Office
970-498-5189 Office
970-419-5404 Pager