SAN ANTONIO -- It's happened again. Police say a man entered a home posing as a CPS Energy employee.
The home invasion happened Sunday afternoon in what the utility calls the "west" service area. Police say the man told the woman he needed to cut some trees to clear them out of the way of power lines.
"She let him into the house. As he gained entry, he forced her into the bedroom," explained Officer Matthew Porter of the San Antonio Police Department. "We believe his intention was to assault the victim. A noise spooked him, and he fled the location."
CPS Energy management said police notified them about the man yesterday after the incident.
The man was wearing a fake uniform and driving an unmarked pick-up truck. Monday, the utility company displayed the real uniforms their employees wear and the real marked trucks they drive.
CPS Energy says there are ways to identify their employees and to avoid something like this happening to you:
- Employees do not ask for access into homes
- Employees have IDs with names and employee ID numbers.
- Employees wear CPS Energy logo shirts and drive marked vehicles.
- You can verify an employee 24/7 by calling 210-353-4000 and giving the employee number. CPS Energy says you can call the number 365 days a year to verify whether or not a person is an employee.