Police: Man impersonated water company worker

Police are investigating after they said a man impersonated a water company worker to potentially enter a resident's home.

The incident happened around 10 p.m. Tuesday at a home on the 1700 block of Sherwood Road in New Cumberland, police said

A man approached a home saying he worked for a water company and wanted to check and fix a problem. After speaking with a resident, the man left.

The man was wearing a light-colored uniform and had a work truck, a witness said.

The resident was suspicious because after the doorbell rang, the home's outside faucet was turned on.

The same thing happened earlier in the day. When the resident went outside to check on the situation, the water was turned off.

She believes the man was trying to coax her outside.

“It made me think that he did it earlier because he wanted to see, could he get the person out of the house? That's exactly what happened. He was like, 'ok there's a female. I am going to try and hit this house again later,” homeowner Jayme Schaeffer said. “I knew when I heard the water for the second time something was up. I knew something was up.”

Area water companies told police there were no service people in the area at that time. They would like to remind residents that workers carry identification.

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