A suspicious man posing as a Coastal Electric Cooperative employee was reported around 2 p.m. Monday in a South Bryan County subdivision off Highway 144.
The man knocked on a woman’s door in Mill Run and said he needed to come inside to check on a power outage, according to a statement from Coastal Electric Cooperative.
When the woman asked him for an employee ID, the man reportedly said he needed to retrieve it from his pickup truck.
“He went to his truck and immediately drove off,” said Mark Bolton, vice president of communications, marketing and economic development for Coastal Electric Cooperative.
The woman called the Bryan County Sheriff’s Office.
Coastal Electric employees always will be in a marked truck and have a picture ID, Bolton said.
“We will never ask to come into your home to check anything related to a power outage,” he said.