I received a “scam alert” from Cop Talk Live, indicating that there was a warning out to Olmsted County residents that a frozen meat truck was going door to door selling meat products. According to this alert, the meat may not be refrigerated properly, and according to a Goodhue County Sheriff Deputy looked like storage of the meat may have been in violation of health codes.
I can confirm this report! People in a truck like this came by home in Byron two days ago asking if I was interested in any meat. I declined, thinking it was a bizarre business plan anyway to sell meat door to door unsolicited. If anyone sees this truck, law enforcement would like you to call them right away at 328-6800 so they can follow up and make sure they are not doing anything illegal.
Here is the note from the Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office notifying Rochester Police about this incident.
“Tonight I had a call about North Star Meats selling door to door. I found them at Kwik Trip and spoke with them. They are selling door to door as I was told. They started out the relationship by lying to me. About three weeks ago I saw the van SB on 52 and it looked shady, I googled the business, the van is a full size van with an old North Star hockey type logo on it.
The net says they are shady, selling outdated product other underhanded stuff. When we were talking tonight I saw the “freezer” they had in the back of this crusty van. There was meat just laying out in the air in the back, not refrigerated. Also the inside of the freezer was naked house insulation. Has to be several pages of health code violations there.
They are a legit business, they have door hangers and the such. One of the guys had a pocket full of receipts so they appear to be selling things. Gross.
Just wanted to share, I told them that there would be trouble if I had to talk to any of them again.”
Sent to Rochester Police Department by the Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office