Byron police are warning of a scam that targets travelers and the elderly, while asking for help in identifying the suspects.
Two men driving a red pickup truck are accused of spraying brake fluid behind a back tire and falsely telling drivers that their vehicle has a leak in the brake line, according to an email from Byron police.
The men, who falsely claim to be mechanics at a Byron car dealership, tell motorists their vehicle is not safe to drive and charge $50 to $100 to fix the problem until the driver can get the vehicle to a repair shop.
One of the men has shown a fake ID that says he works for the dealership.
The public is asked to be on the lookout for the men and the pickup, which has a hood that appears to be a faded black or primer gray.
Anyone with any related information is asked to contact Byron police Detective Melanie Bickford 478-956-2493.
To contact writer Becky Purser, call 256-9559.