Big news out of Lexington, where local police identified its suspect in the pressure washing case.
If you’re new to this big mystery we discussed on Friday’s show, a Lexington woman reached out to her regular pressure washing company, but accidentally texted the wrong number. The person on the other end of the text–presumably not a pressure washing company–played along with the poor woman’s mistake. He showed up to the address given, accepted the money beforehand, then never returned to do the job.
Shout out to those doorbell cams though–they’re always watching. Police asked the community to help identify the suspect in clips captured by the doorbell cam, and on Friday afternoon he was caught.
LexIDme case update – Thanks to tips from the public, this suspect from a Theft By Deception case has been identified!
The victim who thought she was paying someone to pressure wash her house has also been helped by the actual contractor she intended to contact. pic.twitter.com/gFIosbw5Os
— Lexington Police (@lexkypolice) September 4, 2020
Don’t con vulnerable people. You shouldn’t con anyone but if you must con, don’t con the vulnerable.