TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) - Rossford police say a man originally thought to be pretending to be a Toledo Edison worker, is in fact a Toledo Edison worker.
According to an email sent to a neighborhood watch, the man went to a resident's home and told her he had been working on her meter a few days prior and left his "jumpers" by the meters.
He asked the woman if her husband put left his "jumpers" in the garage. When she went to check, he left.
The homeowner grew concerned when Toledo Edison told her they didn't have a crew in the area. However, the company did have a crew there previously, and the worker forgot a piece of equipment.
The situation was apparently a misunderstanding between Toledo Edison and area law enforcement.
First Energy, the parent company of Toledo Edison, released the following statement:
A previous version of this story claimed the man was falsely representing himself as a Toledo Edison employee.