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. 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *