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Fake Energy Salesman Tries To Break Into Dyker Heights Home

Photo by Bensonhurst Bean
Photo by Bensonhurst Bean

Police are urging neighbors to be cautious of crooks posing as uniformed utility workers after a man posing as an energy salesman tried to break into a Dyker Heights home.

More via News 12 Brooklyn:

The incident happened around 6 p.m. on 66th Street and 11th Avenue. The man who lives in the apartment says the suspect somehow gained entrance to the apartment building, knocked on his door, showed a badge and said he was selling an energy package.

When the resident declined the offer the suspect became aggressive, according to police.

The suspect then tried to force to door open with his legs and flashed a gun, the neighbor told News 12. Fortunately, Dyker Heights man was able to fight the robber off.

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  1. Criminals always get their hands on firearms while civilians have to defend themselves empty handed. Welcome to the fascist state of NYC.

  2. Yeah well let’s give everyone a gun so that people can shoot each other over subway seats and parking spots :). Slippery slope and a very hot topic.

  3. slippery slope is very often a logical fallacy. i also never said “give everyone” a gun, so that’s a strawman fallacy. 2 fallacies in one post, good job!

    mandatory universal background checks and safety courses will rule out most if not all problematic cases from owning firearms. this is something many states aren’t doing today. other major factors that contribute to the high violent crimes rate in the US include poor support systems for mental patients, loopholes in gun laws, etc. there are other big factors other than the guns themselves that are causing the violence.

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