Darien police this morning released the following statement about a man purporting to be a representative from the Federal Emergency Management Agency:
"This date, Nov. 1, at approximately 9 a.m., a complaint was received from a resident of Cliff Avenue regarding a suspicious person.
"The Complainant indicated that he was in his backyard cleaning up storm debris when he was approached by a male subject purporting to be a FEMA representative.
"The subject asked the homeowner if he could go inside the home to assess damage caused by the storm. The homeowner then asked for identification, and the subject immediately returned to his vehicle and departed traveling northbound on Cliff Avenue.
"The subject is described as being a white male, approximately 6 feet tall with dark hair and average build. He appeared to be in his 40s. The subject was wearing khaki colored trousers, a blue polo shirt, and a blue pullover jacket. The vehicle is described as a late model small SUV, color maroon, possibly a Honda CRV or Acura.
"The subject never entered the home. The area was checked by police, but the vehicle could not be located. Surrounding towns were advised of the incident.
"Residents are advised to always ask for identification when utility workers, government officials etc. arrive at their homes or businesses unexpectedly. If still uncomfortable with the situation, police should be called."