The Turlock Police Department began investigating reports of a suspicious man going to homes requesting parents provide fingerprints, hair samples, and DNA from their children for child DNA kits.READ MORE: Suspect Arrested In Fatal West Sacramento Shooting Identified As Ernesto GonzalezCity Of Sacramento Employee Covid Vaccine Numbers Released: Nearly 80 Percent Vaccinated
On Tuesday, police sent out a press release stating the man was identified and agreed to an interview with police. The man told detectives he had received the contacts through word-of-mouth referrals and the kits he was offering were meant to be kept with the families and not himself.
Police said: “We were able to confirm that he represents a legitimate business; however, the manner in which the information was relayed led to some misunderstanding and concern among the residents that he contacted.”MORE NEWS: Threats Prompt Safety Precautions At Sacramento-Area Schools
The department still urges parents to be cautious when unknown people show up to their home and never allow an unknown person inside.