- Associated Press - Friday, August 28, 2015

ENUMCLAW, Wash. (AP) - The King County Sheriff’s Office is urging residents to call 911 if a firefighter comes to their home for an unscheduled safety check.

They issued the warning after a 93-year-old Enumclaw woman fell victim to a burglary that officials believe was carried out by a man impersonating a firefighter.

The man came to her home dressed in yellow work clothes and carrying a clipboard. He said he wanted to check her appliances. She let him in and he left saying everything appeared OK.

But she later discovered that some of her property was stolen from her garage.

Officials believe the man was impersonating a wild land firefighter in order to gain access to her home.


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