UPDATE: 'Suspicious person' in Elkhart Co. is legitimate Comcast employee

By: NewsCenter16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter16 Staff Email

ELKHART COUNTY, Ind. -- A man going door-to-door in Elkhart County turned out to be a legitimate Comcast employee after police originally warned residents of a suspicious person in the area.

The man reportedly claimed he was from Comcast and wanted to let the resident known the company would be in the area for maintenance and upgrades.

Elkhart County police originally said Comcast was not aware of any maintenance in the area.

Tuesday morning, a suspicious person was reported in the Amber Meadows Community off County Road 22 between Zollinger Road and County Road 28 in Goshen.

The person was described to police as a male in his upper 60’s with glasses wearing a black hat that read “Xfinity” in red lettering and a jacket that read “Comcast.”

The “Comcast” logo did not appear to be the typical logo used by Comcast, Corp.

Police say the unknown male approached a home and claimed he was from Comcast. He said he wanted to let the resident know that Comcast would be in the area for the next 2-3 weeks working on maintenance and upgrades.

The Elkhart County Sheriff's Department contacted Comcast to check on the situation. Comcast told police their employees do not operate in this manner and Comcast is not aware of any maintenance or upgrades in the Amber Meadows Community.

But the police have now confirmed that the man was a legitimate Comcast employee.

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