Suspicious man at doorstep leaves Rossford woman unnerved

ROSSFORD, OH (WTOL) - A local Rossford woman is shaken up after a man showed up on her doorstep Sunday morning. It wasn't the knock that concerned her, but what he asked her once she answered the door.
"She had called the dispatcher Sunday morning and reported a suspicious person knocking on her door asking if any men lived in the house which is, in itself, inappropriate and putting up a red flag right there," said Rossford Police Chief Glenn Goss.

The stranger then started telling the woman he was new to the area and homeless, then asked if he could use her bathroom. Once the man left, the woman, who chose to remain anonymous in fear of retaliation, contacted police and shared her story on Facebook.

Neighbors in the area definitely think it's strange, but don't feel in danger as of yet.

"It makes me feel a little uneasy. I don't answer the door if I don't know who they are," said Kim Burns.

After Rossford Police was informed, Goss said a police presence has been ramped up in the area and it isn't going unnoticed by neighbors.

"I've seen them go by at least probably four times a day in the last few days," said Burns.

Even with more cops in the area, Goss said when it comes to something like an uninvited person at your doorstep, how long it takes to inform police is crucial.

"The sooner we know, the better chance we have of identifying the person and making sure they're legit or not," said Goss.

Rossford Police said this is the only report they've gotten about this person but will continue to keep a close eye on the area.

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