Four men, all said to be working for a company called "Back a Winner" were charged Sunday with soliciting without a permit, then held on $199 until their court appearances on July 9.
gave this account of the incident:
At about 3:55 p.m. Sunday, a Hollow Tree Ridge Road resident told police that two men, later identified as Andrew Hopkins, 25, of Athens, AL, and David Farr, 20, of Jonesboro, AK, "were very assertive in trying to sell her magazines and attempted to step inside her residence," according to the Police Department news release.
Neither salesman had a solicitor’s permit. Police also found that Greenwich police had cited Farr for similar violations on July 6 (Friday) and New Canaan police did the same on Saturday.
While police were investigating Hopkins and Farr, residents of Beach Drive were calling to complain about salesmen on their street. Callers told police that the salesmen were going to side and rear doors of houses if no one answered the front door.
Those salesmen, Andrew Spurling, 22, of Crown Point, IN; and William Cage, 23, of Cumberland, MD, also didn't have the required town permit and were arrested.
Police set the initial bonds at the amout of the fine under the Darien town ordinance against soliciting without a permit.