Magazine Sales Crew Stabbin' its Way Through Dallas; Is Houston Next?

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We just wanted to warn y'all of a magazine sales crew whose agents have allegedly stabbed and threatened residents of an upscale Dallas neighborhood, as these trolls tend to hit Houston whenever they're in Texas.

A resident told WFAA in Dallas that a sales agent stabbed him in the face last week (he got 11 stitches) when he declined what surely must've been a very reasonable offer. That sales agent got away, but another was arrested in the same neighborhood on the same week.

Tontanisha Reed, 27, was arrested after she told a would-be customer, "You better watch your back. I have friends and they will take care of you, I know where you live." Reed, who has a Tomball address, works for Georgia-based D&T Connection. She was charged with obstruction and retaliation.

Like many other D&T agents, Reed has an impressive record: in 2008, she was charged with obstruction and resisting arrest when she allegedly threatened a would-be customer in DeWitt, New York. Ten years earlier, she received deferred adjudication in Houston for assault, but her probation was revoked a year later when she was charged with theft and filing a false report. In 2003, she was again convicted in Houston, this time for prostitution. (Frankly, her 2011 charge in Atlanta for possession of marijuana looks downright boring when compared to the rest).

We left a message for D&T head Tekeba Swift-Carroll, who has a weird knack for hiring people you wouldn't necessarily want coming to your door. Criminal checks on current and past D&T sales agents turned up folks with charges and convictions of assault, kidnapping, theft, forgery, and cocaine possession, among others.

D&T Connection's website states that the company was "established for the purpose of teaching people who are highly motivated, but lacking resources and direction to achieve their goals." In a word, it's bullshit.

As we've reported time and again, this industry is a cesspool, and is a danger to both the agents and potential customers. For one thing, if D&T were serious, it would make sure its agents get peddling licenses whenever and wherever they're required; booking reports across the country show D&T agents arrested for peddling without a license. How can D&T pledge to want to want to teach young people "valuable life skills," per the website, when it sets them up for arrest?


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alec
alec

I live in Bethesda, MD and she just knocked on my door trying to sell me something the cops showed up moments later wtf.

Kennedye2
Kennedye2

I fell for this trick once and signed an $80 subscription for a normal $12 deal on Vanity Fair. That never arrived.Vanity's just reward I guess.

MadMac
MadMac

They're in Pearland, FM518 near Hwy 288. Pearland police called.

roadgeek
roadgeek

Why do people even answer their doors anymore?  I can't count the number of times I've ignored the doorbell.  Peepholes were invented for a reason.

jessicawayne
jessicawayne

my classmate's sister brought in $20884 the previous month. she is making cash on the laptop and got a $423800 house. All she did was get blessed and follow the clues written on this website. ...MakeCash10.com

jessicawayne
jessicawayne

@c9e0d41b7c255fa4d293565fc184ece3:disqus my roomate's step-aunt made $13705 past month. she is making income on the computer and got a $469700 home. All she did was get lucky and put in action the advice written on this web page MakeCash10.comONLY

TOLDYA
TOLDYA

Looks like a guy

miss_msry
miss_msry

If you don't at least aknowledge they are outside the door, they think the house is empty and will break in. Then you have to shoot them. Whereas, you could just open the door  with your gun in your hand and 911 on your cell. Your choice.

Fat Bass Turd
Fat Bass Turd

Yeah, like one of the "cheerleaders" off The Longest Yard ...

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