Sheriff Stops Man Selling Bogus Neighborhood Watch Signs
DETROIT (WWJ) - The Wayne County Sheriff’s Department says they’ve stopped a man from selling alleged Neighborhood Watch signs by making bogus claims of their legality.
The man, who has not been identified, was allegedly selling the orange flyers in Wayne County for display on homes or garages.
The flyer makes bogus claims that by posting the signage in a highly visible location on the homeowner’s property, the homeowner would be legally protected in a court of law in the event a firearm is used or if a pet attacks.
“This is highly questionable in its presentation because it is neither represents Wayne County nor is it legally correct. For a fee of $20, this individual is promoting a sign that isn’t worth the material it’s printed on,” said Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon.
The Sheriff was alerted to the suspicious activity after hundreds of orange flyers began showing up in one community.
“We’ve tracked this person down and let him know he won’t be distributing these bogus items in Wayne County neighborhoods. Let that be a warning to everyone who attempts to mislead the public, we will deal with you to the fullest extent of the law,” said Napoleon.