Police in Kalamazoo say they have received reports of a male subject trying to convince residents to sell their homes, citing eminent domain. A press release from the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety says the person claims the city of Kalamazoo is in the process of purchasing of confiscating homes and that he will buy the home for himself at a discounted rate.

The City of Kalamazoo says these claims are false and that there are no current plans for projects utilizing eminent domain in any area of the city. If anyone is approached by this person, they are asked to try and get identification and notify police so they can investigate further.

Call the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety at 269-337-8994 or Silent Observer at 269-343-2100.  You can also file a report online at www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com.