Cats have 9 lives, PI’s only get one shot…

November 15th, 2009 → 5:56 pm @ // 2 Comments

Today I was working a surveillance job for a worker’s compensation investigation, and the company had warned me that the guy had told a co-worker he expected the company would put a tail on him.  As usual, they wanted me to use extreme caution or they’d never be able to prove the guy was faking a back injury.

When I headed over to the target’s house this morning around 6:30am, the temperature was in the low 40′s.  Since I had driven about 30 minutes to get to this location, my engine was pretty warm, and I soon had an uninvited guest:

pi blog catFor a lot of reasons, I didn’t want this guy on my hood.  I tried everything – windshield wipers, pounding on the windshield, you name it, nothing worked.  The little rascal just sat there and looked at me.

I finally decided my antics to get rid of him were far more attention-getting than just letting him sit there.

And so he sat.  And so did I.

After an hour, the engine must have cooled off enough that he decided to go elsewhere for warmth, and he jumped off and left me to do my job alone.

The target didn’t come out of the house all day…

But I’ll get him eventually, and when I do, I’ll post the pics here (with an Accelerated Solutions “gotcha” logo across his face, of course).

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