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Monday, July 25, 2005
THE PERILS OF POLLY
P. I. Polly blogs on her life as a female private investigator. Her latest is about the problems of surveillance in a rural setting. In some of our rural areas you'd never be able to stop your car let alone park and shoot some video. When you drive down some of these back roads up here, fully armed people stand at the ready, with their snarling beasts on chains. It reminds you of the moonshiners in Appalachia when they suspected all strangers to be revenuers.
“I'm being tailed." I raise an eyebrow. "Yeah," he says, "It's the Subject's wife. She's been following me for the past 50 miles. Do you think maybe she's on to me?" Oh, dear.
I advise Dirk to call the cops and tell them what's up. (After all, he saw Subject's wife load a gun into her truck earlier that day.) "People with guns and trucks in rural Idaho are not to be triffled with."
The problem is that when there is only one house on miles of dirt country road, it's virtually impossible to find a place to set up that isn't obvious and yet still allows you to get decent video. The best that you can hope for is a tree to hide behind which is, as you can imagine, not very good cover.