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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB Fox 41) -- Sick of door-to-door salesmen interrupting your evenings? The mayor of Jeffersonville is giving you permission to call the cops on them.
Door-to-door salespeople have been a nuisance in some Jeffersonville neighborhoods, and it has become a matter of safety.
If you plan on selling door-to-door in Jeffersonville, you had better turn around and leave. If you do not, you could face charges. "Essentially be looking at probably misdemeanor charges potentially if someone weren't happy with you being there," said Larry Thomas, communications director of Jeffersonville, "whether it be a trespassing charge or something akin to disturbing the peace."
Thomas says in the past, salespeople needed a background check and a permit to go door-to-door. Now, the Jeffersonville Board of Public works will no longer approve those permits.
The city says solicitors have become a safety problem and a nuisance to neighbors. "Quite frequently we get a lot of door-to-door sales," said James Ross, Jeffersonville resident, "and most of it's candy bars -- school programs."
School fundraisers and Girl Scouts are fine, and politicians and religious groups are still okay to go door-to-door. But if a commercial salesperson shows up knocking, feel free to call the cops. "An actual business entity that would've had to come in for a permit, would not have been granted," said Thomas.
Originally posted by gnosticquasar
How exactly do most of these door-to-door salesmen being school youngsters trying to raise funds constitute a dangerous situation? I suppose that folks thing a 12 year old selling candy bars for the class fund raiser is likely to be a machete wielding maniac.
This is small town mentality at its finest, and please, read the article.
This is a snapshot of one small town in the heartland. This type of discriminatory behavior, is part of the reason our country is crumbling before our eyes. Real Live Crooks are exempt, but do not try to eke out your living in these tough times selling door to door in this midwestern small town.