Waterville woman describes encounter with Mikel Knight's promotions crew

Knight street team pressure.

WATERVILLE, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Melissa Haskell described her recent encounter with country artist Mikel Knight's promotions crew as friendly, but she is still hesitant of their tactics and their presence in Maine communities.

Members of Knight's promotions team have been spotted around Maine trying to sell his CD in parking lots. Their tactics, however, are being described as aggressive and confrontational. This isn't the first time police have had issues with the group. In fact, there have been similar complaints around the country.

Oakland Police released a warning Thursday morning about the group being spotted in Fairfield. Brewer police issued a warning to the group for selling items without a permit. Haskell ran into a couple of the men at a gas station in Waterville earlier in the week. "There was a lot of speculation, there was a lot of questions and I wanted to know what was going on," Haskell said.
When approached by the crew she said they were very nice. "It wasn't aggressive, I didn't feel like they were invading my space," Haskell said. "It's kind of like if you were buying a car and they wanted to sell you something". However, she felt that something was off about the group and questioned their practices. 
"There's something strange about it, I don't know what it is, but something didn't add up," Haskell said. "My concerns were that they were basically trying to get money off of people and not do it the legal way."
If you are approached by Mikel Knight's promotion crews and feel threatened, you are urged to call police.

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