Door to Door Solicitation in Clarksvi...

Door to Door Solicitation in Clarksville Subdivisions

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Since: Jun 10

Clarksville, TN

#1 Jun 11, 2010
From the fly by night roofing companies to scumbags selling week old steaks out of the back of a pickup truck, every other day it seems someone is canvasing neighborhoods around Clarksville peddling their crap. Is there anything that can be done to stop this? After all, TN has the "Do not call" list where telemarketers cannot call you on the phone. What makes these door to door salesmen and con artists any different than them? They are either banging on your door, leaving flyers on your door or leaving flyers on your mailbox. Something needs to be done about it, but how? How can you detain people and have them arrested for trespassing? They aren't going to wait around for the cops to come. It is just VERY aggravating and seems to have picked up over the past three months. Especially in subdivisions where I live off Peachers Mill Road near Tiny Town Road. Would like to know what people have done to stop them or who to contact at City Hall.
Fed up 2

Spring Hill, TN

#2 Jun 12, 2010
First of all they are required to have a business license to sell door to door. Also you need to put a sign on your door that says "No Solicitors" or "No Solicitation". This can be purchased at Wal-Mart or at a hardware type store like Ace, Lowes or Home Depot. If they violate this, call the police. They usually are dropped off by their manager in a neighborhood and not picked up for several hours, so they will probably still be in the area when the cops arrive. Give the police a good physical description and direction of travel, Just don't tell them you are calling the police, that will make them hide or leave the area before the cops show up. The cops will have 3 options, 1 - warning and making them stop, 2 - a citation and fine or 3 - arrest. They have been arresting them lately in Christian County Kentucky, especially the con artists selling magazines and claiming to be college students.
jim

United States

#3 Jun 12, 2010
they drive me crazy
Fuji

Clarksville, TN

#4 Mar 18, 2013
Door to door sales man came after dark saleing "airwick"... Anyone else seen him?
ThatsRight

Jackson, TN

#6 May 29, 2013
http://www.newschannel5.com/story/20498277/ma...

Don't answer the door for any of these jokers. We all have the right to protect ourselves if they break in or attack us in our yard or home. A carry permit is a good idea as well as the bad guys tend to like to visit random parking lots etc...
kern

Rowlett, TX

#7 May 31, 2013
I sell vacuum cleaners.
Cassius Needs To Move

Clarksville, TN

#9 Jun 1, 2013
Cassius, if you hate Clarksville and the people that live here so much, why don't you move? We don't need trash like you. Obviously you spend all of your time online. Get out and make some friends.
Ghost101

Sevierville, TN

#13 Jun 4, 2013
kern wrote:
I sell vacuum cleaners.
Therefore you really suck.

Since: Apr 13

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#14 Jun 7, 2013
aw y'all be nice... cassius is just witty and misunderstood.
DnK

Clarksville, TN

#15 Sep 10, 2013
Fuji wrote:
Door to door sales man came after dark saleing "airwick"... Anyone else seen him?
Yes. This person just came to our door less than 30 minutes ago and I started to find out if this was normal. Wrote down the license plate number of the van that he came in as well. It's after 8pm on a weekday!

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