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"Immediately something went off," says Jesse Smith. "I says uh oh this is not right. I says any magazines that we usually buy from the grand kids and the great grand kids."
Smith is just one of the neighbors near Highway 46 South and Pomona Road in Dickson who was visited Monday afternoon by what police believe are fake magazine salesmen.
"He wasn't aggressive," says Smith. "Very friendly, very outgoing, but there was something a little about him that was phony."
It was the questions the men asked and their appearance that prompted police to send out a phone alert warning people not to let strangers in their home and that they received reports of 2 "rough looking" males with tattoos on their neck and hands smooth talking their way into homes with females.
"He said that he was going around talking to the nice looking young ladies," says Amy Holland.
Police say they use the excuse they are selling magazines, but witnesses say they haven't seen any. According to reports, once the men smooth talk their way into the house, they become aggressive and begin looking around and asking if males were home or if they were married.
"It's scary, I mean, because we have kids running all over the neighborhood and I mean we see it as being safe," says Julie Blakely.
Police say they have stepped up patrols in the area, but say as the holidays approach, residents should be on the lookout for this kind of activity. Dickson Police are asking people to call them immediately if one of these men approach their door, get a good description of them and do not let them in your home.
Tuesday, October 9 2012, 09:27 PM CDT
2 appellate court judges are stepping down
May 24, 2013 21:29 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Two Tennessee appellate court judges have notified Gov. Bill Haslam that they will not run for another term on the bench in the August 2014 retention election.
Patricia J. Cottrell, a judge on the Court of Appeals, and Joseph M. Tipton, who sits on the Court of Criminal Appeals bench, will both leave after September of next year.
The announcements come after the state legislature left Tennessee without a way to replace judges who step down or die when a commission expires at the end of next month.
Members of the soon-to-be-defunct Judicial Nominating Commission will make recommendations for replacements to give to Haslam before the panel expires. Haslam will appoint the replacements from those recommendations.
US durable goods orders rise 3.3 percent in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in April, buoyed by more demand for military and civilian aircraft and an increase in business investment.
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