The Assignment That Magnum, P.I. NEVER Had To Deal With
Some people think that being a private investigator is a "sexy" occupation. And it can be at times. But, without question, the least glamorous thing that a private investigator faces is the dreaded "trash pull". Also known as the "dumpster dive", this is the covert retrieval and analysis of a subject's garbage. It's entirely legal -- once you put something out as trash, it essentially becomes public property -- but it can be a stinky, disgusting task. It can also be remarkably valuable from an intelligence-gathering perspective. In instances of suspected infidelity, child custody issues, and other such cases, items discarded as trash can provide the "smoking gun" evidence our clients are looking for.