WELLINGTON, Fla. — Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office deputies want to speak with anyone who encountered a man, who they, say used a package to force his way into an elderly woman's home.
The incident happened on Feb. 8 at 3:40 p.m. in the Village of Wellington. Deputies said Leroy Kelson III knocked on the resident’s door, asking if the package belonged to her.
Detectives said Kelson asked the woman to sign a document, advising he was collecting signatures in an effort to stop packages from being left without customers signing for them.
Does this man look familiar?— PBSO (@PBCountySheriff) March 3, 2022
He is the suspect who knocked on a resident’s door with a package asking if it belonged to her. Then he asked her to sign a document, because he was collecting signatures to stop packages from being left without customers signing for them. pic.twitter.com/o1jFJJE1pW
Authorities said, he then forcibly pushed the package towards her, blocking her from fleeing the residence. During a brief struggle, the woman yelled for help and Leroy fled the residence.
On Feb. 26, deputies arrested Kelson and charged him with burglary of dwelling with battery, battery on a person 65 years or older and false imprisonment.
Anyone who may have come in contact with Kelson is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS.