Do you remember the days of traveling salesmen? Just as you got out of the shower, or started cooking dinner, a random dude would ring your bell to try to sell you on a vacuum, or ladies would interrupt your Sunday with boxes of Avon or Tupperware. That doesn't happen anymore, but I'll bet you've had a solar panel salesman knock on your door recently. Does any homeowner really enjoy solicitation? I'm glad the Prospect Police Department is around.

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The Prospect, Connecticut Police Department put up a post on Facebook yesterday to advise residents that a solicitor from Trinity Solar had registered with the town, passed a background check, and the gentleman would now be permitted to go around town door to door. Prospect PD then followed that up with "If you have any other people coming to your door soliciting, please be advised that at this time, we do not have any other individuals in town that have permits. Please call the Police Department if anyone else comes up to your front door."

It's a great reminder that the State of Connecticut does have strict laws regarding home solicitation sales. Those who violate Connecticut's Home Solicitation Sales Act may face a fine of up to 500 bucks, imprisonment of up to 90 days, and may be penalized under the Unfair Trade Practices Act. Remember that the next time a huckster hawking lower energy rates, or a crew on a truck with materials 'leftover from a recent job'  shows up at your doorstep.

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