February 12, 2013, 4:58 pm
A man posing as a fire inspector has been making his way around Portland businesses and ripping people off.
Portland Police say he looks and talks like a real fire inspector. When he walks in, he asks to see the businesses fire extinguishers; then inspects the tag.
That's when he finds a violation and asks for the business to pay him a fine right away. He tried this on at least 6 businesses including The Laughing Planet restaurant in the Ecotrust Building and The Lexi Dog Boutique.
The suspect is described as white, about 6' 2" with a heavy build, short salt & pepper hair and heavy East Cost accent. He may be driving a silver Ford F-250 pickup.