I have seen posts about such an event before this, but I want to alert my neighbors to the fact that it is now happening right here, across the street from the Ridgewood Pool. Monday night, about 10:50 pm, my doorbell rang. A young-looking black woman in shorts and a jacket, in tears, stood there, asking for money to get a hotel room for her and her granddaughter for the night. She went on to talk about her mother recently dying and her being thrown out of that house and having more and more problems. I interrupted her and told her that I would call the police to take her to a shelter, which she declined. She asked me what time it was and then left. I did call the police and spoke to an officer a few moments later. This officer said that she had not heard of such an incident before, and suggested that perhaps the woman was looking for drug money. She also suggested that I should not have opened the door at all. Which suggestion I will follow. Especially since someone got into my car and ransacked the glove compartment and console compartment during the daylight hours while I was in the house just a few weeks ago. Thanks to the many warnings on this network, I no longer had my garage door opener in the car. I no longer leave the garage door open for even a few minutes while I go inside either. I hope this helps someone else avoid a scare.
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