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Homeowners receive strange visit

Sandusky Register Staff • Nov 2, 2013 at 6:30 PM

Around 1 p.m. Wednesday, some men who appeared to be in their 20s went to the home’s back door.

They told the woman who lived there that they were friends of Michael Sibley and were there to pick up an old Halloween costume, according to a Sandusky police report.

Sibley last lived at the house in 2008, before spending five years in prison for assaulting someone with a machete, the report said.

The homeowner said he had recently learned Sibley was now on parole, the report said. When the woman told her unexpected visitors that Sibley hadn’t lived there in five years and all of his belongings had been moved, the men left in a red, rusty vehicle.

A short while later, the woman’s husband noticed a rusty, red Chevrolet S-10 in a nearby parking lot, the report said. The men standing alongside it were speaking with a man on a bicycle, but sped away when the homeowner confronted them, the report said.

The homeowner told police of a circulating rumor about Sibley — that he may be returning for revenge. Officers suggested the couple seek a protection order, the report said.

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