Sheriff Wayne Winn reports a man allegedly went to a local residence and told them that their house had been struck by lightning. The man then proceeded to go up on their roof and retrieve a lightning rod that had allegedly been struck by lightning. The man informed the couple that he had replaced the lightning rod, and asked for payment. The resident wrote the man a check for a considerable amount of money, however the man who did the alleged work left no receipt, took the check and left.
Sheriff Winn would like to advise anyone contacted recently by an operation such as this to please contact the Scotland County sheriff’s office at 660-465-2106.