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Friday, August 31, 2012

PG&E Impersonator Tried to Enter Burlingame Home

Posted By on Fri, Aug 31, 2012 at 3:22 PM

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A man impersonating a PG&E employee contacted a Burlingame resident yesterday afternoon to check out her gas meter, police told media outlets.

The suspect approached the 2200 block of Poppy Drive around 1:31 p.m. yesterday and asked a homeowner to look for corrosion on her meter (a strange pick-up line, perhaps?).

Aside from wearing a white hard hat with an orange stripe, the self-proclaimed worker only had an old PG&E document about gas pipeline upgrades as identification, Sgt. Don Shepley of the Burlingame Police Dept. told SF Weekly

After showing the homeowner his old documents, the suspect decided not to enter the home, Shepley said. Instead, he turned around and left in a black Chrysler 300 with dark tinted windows.

Police are still unsure whether this man was actually a PG&E worker . That said, they are on the lookout for the suspect, a 5-foot-9, 175-pound man with short, light brown hair, and light blue or hazel eyes.

Anyone who sees a guy who fits the description, or who looks like he's lost his way, is asked to call the Burlingame police at (650) 777-4100.
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