San Rafael police determined a man to be a legitimate contract employee of Pacific Gas and Electric Company, according to spokeswoman Margo Rohrbacher.
In the morning of Aug. 11, a Reservoir Road resident reported to police that a man, wearing a safety vest and a lanyard around his neck, came to her door and wanted to check her gas meter. Although he told her he was a PG & E employee, he did not provide any type of picture ID, according to Rohrbacher.
“The resident was understandably suspicious since she had not made a service request, and refused to allow him entry into her home,” she said.
The man left in a silver SUV that had no markings on it and she provided a possible license plate number to the police.
Several people throughout Marin County called to report similar occurrences over the past week, according to Rorhbacher. In one instance a woman had taken a photo of the man’s car and the license plate.
Investigators and PG&E Security Services followed up with all the callers and confirmed on Wednesday that the man in question is a legitimate contract employee of PG&E.
“It is common practice for PG&E to use contract employees in the field and for those employees to use their personal vehicles for business,” Rohrbacher said.