Support Local Journalism. Join Riverfront Times Press Club.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Cops Nab Laclede Gas Scam Suspect

Posted By on Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 9:42 AM

Guess the thief finally found one little old lady who didn't buy his faux-porno plot. Here's the press release sent out last night by the St. Louis Metropolitan Police:

Around 3:30pm a citizen called 911 after a man matching the description of the suspect showed up at her door saying he was from Laclede. The woman did not let the man inside and he eventually left. A short time after receiving the call, 3 police officers saw a man matching the description given by the woman and who matched the description previously given by prior victims of the Laclede Gas scam. He was taken into custody in the 3800 block of Marine and is believed to be the suspect in each of the incidents mentioned in the press release attached (viewable after the jump.) The suspect, who is in his early 40's, remains in custody tonight. Warrants will be sought tomorrow with the Circuit Attorney's Office. The suspect's name will be released if/when warrants are issued.

Dumb? Opening the door and letting a gas repairman you didn't call. Dumber? Keeping up the scam after police have notified the public and issued a description of you. Dumbest? These guys:


Tags: , ,

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

September 15th, 2021

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2021 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation