Salesman arrested for accosting a child inside her home while making door to door calls.

 By Staff

March 10, 2014


On Saturday March 8th 2014, a salesman working for National Home Services was going door to door in the area of Riverside Drive in Burlington, trying to get residents to switch their hot water tank services.

At about 12:30 pm, the salesman was invited into a residence where he talked to the female homeowner.  After some discussion, the homeowner decided not to switch services and the salesman left.

Shortly after, the female homeowner and one of two her children departed the residence to do errands, leaving her 11-year-old daughter alone in the home.

Just after her mother left the residence, the 11-year-old heard someone knocking on the door and as she went to answer it, she noticed the door was opening so she went upstairs to retrieve a phone.

As she returned downstairs, the same salesman approached the 11-year-old child on a landing where he asked if her parents were home, her name and how old she was.  After she answered the questions, the salesman placed one hand on the girl’s shoulder and another over her mouth then told her not to scream and he wouldn’t hurt her.  When the salesman removed his hand from her mouth, she seized an opportunity to escape and ran unharmed from the home to a neighbour where police were called.

The salesman fled the residence but was quickly arrested by police a short distance away and held for bail.


Daniel WIGHT (19 yrs.) of Birchmount Rd. in Toronto


  • Break, enter and commit assault
  • Forcible confinement
  • Uttering threats

Anyone with information on this or any other crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).

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