Tonight my friend had a man knock on her door soliciting magazine subscriptions. He said he was from Missouri and working to raise money for Urban Living. Just after she opened the door, the phone rang and she closed & locked the door to answer the phone, only to find that nobody was on the line. When she returned to the door, the man was still there and she opened the door and he asked her to sign a doc that indicated to "his boss" that he had given her the sales presentation. Then he said, "there's one more thing you can do for me" and he unzipped his pants and dropped his drawers. She immediately closed and locked the door and called the police.
I, too , had a young man from Urban Living of Missouri knock on my door this last week. The interaction I had with him was relatively uneventful. And then I spoke with another friend this evening to tell her about tonight's incident and she told me that she also had a knock on her door this week. When she answered, there were 2 men from Urban Living of Missouri and when she said that she could not afford to help them out, one of them started verbally abusing her. She shut the door and they left.
The policemen that responded to tonight's indecent exposure incident said that they are well aware of this group's presence in the East Bay. Apparently, there is a large group in town and they literally knock on every door in town before passing on through to the next area. After my friend's experience tonight, I am more wary of this group's presence and just want to pass on a word of caution since it is obvious to me that the presence of this Urban Living group is not harmless. Has anyone else in town had any interactions like this within the last week or two?