Gowanus Lounge: Serving Brooklyn

“Suspicious Behavior” in Park Slope By Alleged Boiler Repair Dudes

December 9th, 2008 · 2 Comments

We turn now to an email from our close and valued friends at Park Slope Parents who are always supplying Slopians with valuable information. This is about people showing up to fix a boiler that no had asked to be fixed. Sounds like a set up for a robbery about which the community should be aware. We go, as always to that staple of the highest form of journalism they taught us in J-School, the copy & paste:

Our nanny informed us that two young men rang the doorbell this afternooon and said they were there to fix the boiler. She said they must have the wrong address. They insisted they were at the right house and showed her a piece of paper with our address on it, but no names. She refused to let them in. We are calling the 78th precinct to let them know about this suspicious situation, but want to caution other families as well.

Thank you Park Slope Parents. Through the miracle copy-paste, the commmunity is now warned.

Tags: Crime · Park Slope

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 pete // Dec 9, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    Yes that is a possibility but more likely they had wrong address….lacking other info…
    Like was there a truck/van with Plumbing company name, etc, etc,etc.
    But I must say just like some UpperMiddleClass and above types to always be suspicious and jump to conclusions and think the ‘community’ needs to be warned.

  • 2 Ruska // Dec 10, 2008 at 9:06 am

    Pete: did you see the bold-faced line: showed her a piece of paper with our address on it?

    Isn’t that part of what makes a community, giving a heads up for suspicious activity? Would you have reacted to this differently if it wasn’t Park Slope?