Vacuum salespeople arrested for refusing to leave woman's home
Fri, 13 Jun 2014 17:26:08 GMT —
Two people are being charged with criminal trespassing after complaints of "very aggressive" vacuum sales in Oceana County.
Darnell Burton and Brenda Spicuzza, of Grand Rapids, were arrested after refusing to leave the residence of an elderly woman's home on May 6th.
The two were Kirby Vacuum sales representatives that used aggressive tactics towards Norma Reames at her residence in Benona township.
Reames said that as Burton was trying to give her a free gift, Spicuzza made her way into her home. The two salespeople arrived to Reames' home around 7 p.m. and around 9 p.m., Reames told the two salespeople that she was getting tired and wanted them to leave.
Reames then called her son who called one of her neighbors, David Cole, to come over and help.
Cole advised the salespeople that they should leave because the police have been called, at which time they left.
According to Lt. Craig Mast of the Oceana County Sheriff's office, there were several complaints filed throughout Oceana County in April and May. He believes that those complaints are related these suspects.
Mast also said that the salespeople were especially aggressive to homeowners who were senior citizens.
The Kirby sales representatives have had five previous complaints filed against them.
Burton was arrested on May 20th. He is out on bond and will be back in court for a pretrial scheduled for June 17.
Spicuzza turned herself in to the police on May 27th. She is out on bond and will be back in court for a pretrial scheduled for July 1.
The charges are misdemeanor with $250 in fines and up to 30 days in jail, if found guilty.
There are outstanding warrants for the arrest of the third person believed to be involved in the high pressured sales.