Police warn of man dressed as health care worker asking for money

Franklin and Greendale police are warning the public of a man dressed in medical scrubs and a stethoscope asking for money. Doorbell cameras have captured the man the last several weeks walking up to the front doors in the middle of the night or early morning. Joe Cerar of Greendale answered his door Tuesday morning and spoke to the man, who claimed he had just gotten off of work. “He said he was trying to get into his home. The door was bolted shut. He couldn’t get in, so he called someone to help, and the gentleman wouldn’t take his ATM card, so he asked for cash,” Cerar said. Cerar told WISN 12 News that that’s the moment he became skeptical. It was an identical experience for Mary Miljkovic. “I was pretty tired because he woke me up but then it kind of clicked towards the end that he just wanted money and was trying to find a way to get money,” she said. Franklin police have heard similar stories from their own residents after posting a warning on the department’s Facebook page. They are also learning of recent reports in Oak Creek, Greenfield and Greendale. Greendale police know who this person is and where he lives and issued a citation for Tuesday morning’s incidents. They are asking the public to be alert, too. Greendale police advise against opening the door if this man knocks. Instead, they ask you to call the police at 414-423-2121. “Further contact with this subject will be dealt with on a case by case basis,” department officials wrote on Facebook.

Franklin and Greendale police are warning the public of a man dressed in medical scrubs and a stethoscope asking for money.

Doorbell cameras have captured the man the last several weeks walking up to the front doors in the middle of the night or early morning.

Joe Cerar of Greendale answered his door Tuesday morning and spoke to the man, who claimed he had just gotten off of work.

“He said he was trying to get into his home. The door was bolted shut. He couldn’t get in, so he called someone to help, and the gentleman wouldn’t take his ATM card, so he asked for cash,” Cerar said.

Cerar told WISN 12 News that that’s the moment he became skeptical.

“I said ‘I have no cash,’ slammed the door shut, bolted it and we called the police,” he said.

It was an identical experience for Mary Miljkovic.

“I was pretty tired because he woke me up but then it kind of clicked towards the end that he just wanted money and was trying to find a way to get money,” she said.

Franklin police have heard similar stories from their own residents after posting a warning on the department’s Facebook page. They are also learning of recent reports in Oak Creek, Greenfield and Greendale.

Greendale police know who this person is and where he lives and issued a citation for Tuesday morning’s incidents.

They are asking the public to be alert, too. Greendale police advise against opening the door if this man knocks. Instead, they ask you to call the police at 414-423-2121.

“Further contact with this subject will be dealt with on a case by case basis,” department officials wrote on Facebook.

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