Police seek solicitor who allegedly threatened Park Ridge couple
Updated: August 27, 2012 10:32AM
PARK RIDGE — A man claiming to be a door-to-door solicitor is accused of swearing at a Park Ridge woman and threatening her husband when the pair appeared uninterested in what the man was trying to sell.
Park Ridge Deputy Police Chief Lou Jogmen said the 65-year-old resident of the 2200 block of DeCook Avenue reported that a man knocked on her door on the evening of July 18 and became angry when she told him another person from his company had already been to her home. The man then allegedly called the woman a derogatory name after she told him she was not interested in what he was selling and questioned how she could be uninterested when she did not even know what the product was, Jogmen said.
The man allegedly continued to yell at the woman after she shut the door. The woman’s husband then approached the man outside and asked him to wait there while he called police, Jogmen said. At that point the suspect allegedly threatened the husband with harm if police were called before leaving the area.
Park Ridge police were continuing an investigation of the incident this week, Jogmen said.
— By Jennifer Johnson