Woodbridge police are warning Woodbridge residents to be on the alert for a man who might try to gain entry to their home on the bizarre pretext of 'fixing' your mattress.
On Friday, February 1, a man, police said, was prowling around Port Reading around 3:30 pm. He was armed with a stick, a tape measure, and a white cell phone. The prowler knocks on the door of one Port Reading resident and demanded entrance to the home under the guise of repairing a mattress.
The call was answered by a young female, who didn't open the door to the man, who kept insisting he had a duty to fix her mattress. A male was present in the home at the time, and the suspect gave up on his mattress repair endeavors upon hearing his voice and fled, said Woodbirdge Police Captain Roy Hoppock.
No one at the Port Reading home had any problems with any of the house's mattresses.
"It certainly is bizarre," Hoppock said.
The man was described as possibly Hispanic, between 30 and 40 years old, with dark hair. He was seen getting into a green car, described as either a Honda Civic or a Nissan Altima.
Hoppock warned township residents to be careful about whom they open their door to. Anyone who has an encounter with the 'mattress man' should call police at 732-634-7700.