This happened in Millcreek Township but all residents of Erie County residents should take note of possible scam taking place.
From A Neighborhood Watch Member:
I have a situation to report for Millcreek, and for my aged In-laws who reside near the airport. This afternoon, Feb. 6 at about 2:30 P.M. my wife picked up my Father-in-law to take him to the bank, leaving my 92-year-old mother-in-law alone in the home. At approximately 3:00 P.M. there was a knock at the locked back door, my mother-in-law did not open the door, but reports that there were “more than two” males on the porch, and they were calling her by name, stating that they had a check for $5-million dollars, and all she needed to do was open the door and sign for the money. She refused. They went around to the front door, knocked, then left. That door is frozen shut, has huge icicles, they never use that door anyway. They had her phone number, and called to tell her they had the check, which she had to sign for. She told them she was going to call the police, and hung up. In a few minutes they returned, knocked again, she refused to open the door and they left.
She further reports that she only observed an older model dark car.
By the time my wife and her father returned, there was no other car or people on the property. My wife observed footprints in the snow leading generally west from the driveway to the front door and back, about 25-30 feet. Further, I observed the same prints at about 5:00 P.M when I went to drop off a car at the residence.
What concerns me is that my mother-in-law did not call the police immediately, and was not in a mood to do so later when I arrived. These folks have nothing of any real value, no money or valuables. To have gotten their phone number, they had to have gone through their trash, which like Erie, is put out on the curb once a week. I believe that Millcreek PD needs this info, but that your department probably needs it more. If there is a group cruising the area using this lame ruse to get into homes, or scam old people, everyone needs to know.