May 2, 2009
Mertin said the man commented about her clothing, asked if she’d like a back rub. She said he even asked if she “was wearing pink undies.” Mertin said she felt immediately uncomfortable and started to back away, but it wasn’t just the conversation that bothered her.
“On several occasions, he touched himself,” she said.
Mertin went inside, locked the door and called police. She also sent the Census Bureau an e-mail, assuming the man must be an impersonator.
But, it turned out the man was really employed as a Census worker.
You’d think they’d be able to find better help in the midst of a recession. And the Census Bureau wouldn’t confirm that the man was fired.