DARIEN - Darien police are warning businesses to be on alert to a scam that appears to prey on people?s sympathy for the deaf.

Backstreet Restaurant owners say they nearly fell victim to the scheme.

Owner David Johnson says he received a call through a telephone relay service last week ordering 265 chicken caesar salads to be delivered in 10 days.

Johnson says the caller asked that $975 be added to the bill and then sent via Western Union to a delivery man.

He says that made him suspicious so he turned down the order. Police are now investigating the case.