Fire report most likely a ruse, police say

A stranger may have been plotting a crime when up he told an Adams County woman that her garage was on fire, according to police.

The garage was not on fire, and it's most likely the man was trying to get into the woman's home, McSherrystown police said on their Facebook page.

The woman told officers that the man came to her house in the 400 block of North Street this morning, told her that her garage was on fire, and said she needed to come outside, police said.

Police warned residents to beware of such scams and to immediately call 911 if they have a similar encounter.

 

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