Jump to content

Which neighbor is doing what?.
Private investigator parked outside our house!


  • Please log in to reply
20 replies to this topic

#1 TopsyTurvy

Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:25 AM

So last week there was a car parked outside our house.  As we live in a court this was a bit unusual, but the fact that there was a bloke sitting in it even more so.   I thought maybe it was a friend waiting for someone to come home maybe?  

Anyhow this morning DH went to work and he was back.  DH said he drove past and the bloke ducked his head a bit.

So enough of this I thought.  DS and I were heading out so I buckled DS in the car and went and knocked on his window.

Turns out he is a private investigator, he gave me a card and I rang the local police station to confirm (they checked his rego number)

So now of course I can't stop trying to guess what neighbor is up to what nefarious deed?

Any suggestions EB?


EFS.

Edited by TopsyTurvy, 13 February 2013 - 11:26 AM.


#2 Feral-as-Meggs

Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:27 AM

Probably just someone on compo - they are checking to see if they go out to work, or carry the bins out or whatever.

#3 countrychic29

Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:28 AM

juicy...although as pp probably a compo claim.
However he must not be a good PI if you and DH are already onto him  ddoh.gif

#4 TopsyTurvy

Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:31 AM

QUOTE (meggs1 @ 13/02/2013, 12:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Probably just someone on compo - they are checking to see if they go out to work, or carry the bins out or whatever.


Oh that is boring.  I hope if that is the case, they get busted bigtime!


QUOTE (countrychic29 @ 13/02/2013, 12:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
juicy...although as pp probably a compo claim.
However he must not be a good PI if you and DH are already onto him  ddoh.gif


I know that's what the police lady said laughing2.gif

#5 againagain

Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:33 AM

Maybe they're watching YOU   ohmy.gif





laughing2.gif

#6 Kay1

Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:34 AM

Yep Compo.

I used to work in that system and was chatting to a PI one day. He told me this story about how he was staking out this house in the bush one day when he got a tap on the shoulder and these cops said "thanks mate, we'll take it from here". The compo claimant was one Ivan Milat. ohmy.gif

#7 Mamabug

Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:35 AM

You may not realise it, but the couple in no. xyz - you know them, he's older than her by, oooh, 30 years, and she has the pneumatically enhanced body and bleached blond hair? - are actually quite well off.

He made a fortune through his own business and then made a squillion when he sold it a few years back so he could enjoy his retirement. But he came from good blue collar stock and didn't want to look like a C.U.B, so lives a quite life (except for those fantastic holidays).

Problem is, Trophy Wife thought his arms would be a bit longer - or his pockets a bit shorter - than they are and has started fooling around with a sugar daddy.

But her husband isn't quite as senile as she thinks and is determined to catch her out, thus ensuring that water-tight pre-nup they signed doesn't spring any leaks....

#8 TopsyTurvy

Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:36 AM

QUOTE (againagain @ 13/02/2013, 12:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Maybe they're watching YOU   ohmy.gif





laughing2.gif



I know!! Maybe DH thinks I am cheating LOL!

If they were watching me they would be the biggest dumbass of a PI ever roll2.gif

#9 CountryFeral

Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:36 AM

Oooooooh!

Fun!

Gosh my imagination it too lavish to make suggestions.  In reality it is probably something dull and boring like a workers comp. claim.  

Although maybe, maybe... you have Lord Lucan in your street?!

#10 Snot stew

Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:38 AM

Perhaps he is checking to see which neighbour is filling their neighbours' bins with rubbish on bin night.

Or he is looking for the missing pad.



#11 TopsyTurvy

Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:39 AM

QUOTE (Mamabug @ 13/02/2013, 12:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You may not realise it, but the couple in no. xyz - you know them, he's older than her by, oooh, 30 years, and she has the pneumatically enhanced body and bleached blond hair? - are actually quite well off.

He made a fortune through his own business and then made a squillion when he sold it a few years back so he could enjoy his retirement. But he came from good blue collar stock and didn't want to look like a C.U.B, so lives a quite life (except for those fantastic holidays).

Problem is, Trophy Wife thought his arms would be a bit longer - or his pockets a bit shorter - than they are and has started fooling around with a sugar daddy.

But her husband isn't quite as senile as she thinks and is determined to catch her out, thus ensuring that water-tight pre-nup they signed doesn't spring any leaks....


Fantastic!!!

Definitely the winner so far original.gif

#12 Feral-as-Meggs

Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:40 AM

QUOTE (Kay1 @ 13/02/2013, 12:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yep Compo.

I used to work in that system and was chatting to a PI one day. He told me this story about how he was staking out this house in the bush one day when he got a tap on the shoulder and these cops said "thanks mate, we'll take it from here". The compo claimant was one Ivan Milat. ohmy.gif


I had a call from a PI at work - he had been warned off the job by ASIO.  It turned out they were watching the house of the suspected terrorists later arrested in Melbourne.

#13 TopsyTurvy

Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:40 AM

QUOTE (Orange Underpants @ 13/02/2013, 12:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Perhaps he is checking to see which neighbour is filling their neighbours' bins with rubbish on bin night.

Or he is looking for the missing pad.


roll2.gif

#14 protart roflcoptor

Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:44 AM

Well whoever is being investigated deserves to be sprung if they are stoopid enough not to notice him. Not very 'private'!

OT, but related, always gets me why a spouse would hire a PI to prove their partner was cheating. If you are suspicious enough to do that behind their back, the relationship is pretty much shot isn't it? And we have had no fault divorce here for nearly 40 years.



#15 againagain

Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:44 AM

QUOTE
I know!! Maybe DH thinks I am cheating LOL!

If they were watching me they would be the biggest dumbass of a PI ever


Could be a clever move - now you think he is watching the neighbours!  tongue.gif

#16 Poughkeepsie

Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:46 AM

Maybe....just maybe, he is investigating the misuse of sultanas, Tiny Teddies, and minties by dodgy parents and teachers?

Just a thought.

#17 CountryFeral

Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:51 AM

QUOTE (meggs1 @ 13/02/2013, 12:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I had a call from a PI at work - he had been warned off the job by ASIO.  It turned out they were watching the house of the suspected terrorists later arrested in Melbourne.



I have a story!

Many years ago a friend of mine was growing some cannabis sativa plants up in the bush.  5 plants. For personal use.

He would drive out every second day and water and tend them.

One day he noticed a car that he had seen before parked where he was parked, being a paranoid stoner he decided to take a circuitous route back to his car, hiding commando style in the bush.

He walked about 50m beyond his spindly little crop, crested a hill and 'low and behold' gleaming and glistening in the sun was about an acre of fully grown marijuana plants!

Hyperventilating and finding it very difficult to keep his underpants clean he stayed hidden in the bush near his car until the other car had disappeared... then high tailed it home again - never, ever to return!



#18 unicorn

Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:55 AM

I think you need to set up a stake out and keep an eye on him OP to find out what he is really up to. Some big black sunglasses and a hat and scarf would make appropriate clothing for such a task.

#19 seayork2002

Posted 13 February 2013 - 12:40 PM

Can you go and ask???

AND POST THE REPLY HERE original.gif

#20 Mercurial

Posted 13 February 2013 - 12:57 PM

Yep run out there and say EB wants to know what you're investigating?

I'm currently typing an investigator's interview - ever so boring about a reasonably minor car accident.  Most of what they do ain't glamorous.

#21 JustBeige

Posted 13 February 2013 - 01:48 PM

QUOTE (Mamabug @ 13/02/2013, 12:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You may not realise it, but the couple in no. xyz - you know them, he's older than her by, oooh, 30 years, and she has the pneumatically enhanced body and bleached blond hair? - are actually quite well off.

He made a fortune through his own business and then made a squillion when he sold it a few years back so he could enjoy his retirement. But he came from good blue collar stock and didn't want to look like a C.U.B, so lives a quite life (except for those fantastic holidays).

Problem is, Trophy Wife thought his arms would be a bit longer - or his pockets a bit shorter - than they are and has started fooling around with a sugar daddy.

But her husband isn't quite as senile as she thinks and is determined to catch her out, thus ensuring that water-tight pre-nup they signed doesn't spring any leaks....

So you live near Geoff and Brynne then???  happy.gif




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

A mum's tragic battle against inflammatory breast cancer

At just 37 years of age, with two young sons, Vicki was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer. Now her family wants all women to know the symptoms.

The business of babies around the world

Pregnancy and birth is an intriguing process no matter where you are in the world. One soon-to-be father gleans wisdom from a new guide.

Finding a positive path through IVF

It’s not surprising that IVF is often seen as a negative journey towards the ultimate positive, but having a glass-half-full approach can make a big difference to the experience.

Giving strangers the gift of parenthood

A mum explains why she and her husband are choosing to gift their leftover embryos to help strangers achieve their dream of parenthood.

Does morning sickness get better or worse with each child?

Just as every baby is unique, so is every pregnancy. And that means morning sickness can vary a lot, too.

What's so wrong with looking 'mumsy', anyway?

Why is it that the word ‘mumsy’ has connotations of such a negative nature – but seems to be the only other option apart from ‘yummy’?

Trying to speed up the inevitable

As the waiting game of late pregnancy continues, this mum considers a few things that might hurry things up a little.

One month later: where is William Tyrell?

It has been a little over a month since William Tyrell disappeared from his grandmother's home, 33 long sleepless nights for his family as they mourn the absence of their cheeky young boy.

Winter's child less likely to be moody: study

Babies born in the summer are much more likely to suffer from mood swings when they grow up, while those born in the winter are less likely to become irritable adults, scientists claim.

Single mum of two creates award-winning baby app

Suddenly single with a baby and an 11-year-old son, Tara O?Connell developed an app to improve the lives of mothers who were similarly overwhelmed.

Food for thought: looking after yourself as a new mum

As soon as your baby enters the world, everything else takes a back seat - even the necessities of daily life such as eating are severely compromised, right when you need energy the most.

'Grabbable guts' campaign aims to cut toxic fat

The Live Lighter campaign will take people inside the human body to show the internal dangers of being overweight.

The best and worst month of my life

A new mum's first month of motherhood didn't pan out as expected when she lost a family member weeks after her baby's birth.

Facebook and Apple offer to pay female staff to freeze their eggs

Facebook and Apple are hoping to provide women with the freedom to build their careers without the added pressure of having children at or by a certain age.

How a pregnancy contract could work for you and your partner

The idea of making a 'pregnancy contract' with your partner may sound a bit silly at first, but it can help make the transition to parenthood a lot smoother.

Finding a mum-friendly personal trainer

Burping babies vs burpees – yes, new mums and personal trainers live in different worlds. But they can work together - once you find the right match for you and your lifestyle.

Alleged baby snatch incident a ?misunderstanding?, say police

Police say that an incident in which a man pulled on a woman?s pram while walking a popular Sydney route late last month was a misunderstanding.

Ebola killed my aunt and is shutting down my country

Three weeks ago, my auntie, a midwife, developed a fever. Sitting here in Sydney basked in Australian sunshine, that shouldn't be big news.

The night my ovary burst

One mum shares her frightening experience and vows to never take her health for granted again.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Win 1 of 5 Canon Powershot D30 cameras

Capture life more easily with the Canon Powershot D30. Shockproof, waterproof and dustproof, you can take it almost anywhere and shoot beautiful images, time after time. Enter now!

16 parenting truths you won't find in the baby books

I am five years into this parenting gig and I’ve learnt that sleepless nights and changing dirty nappies are child’s play.

Best and worst potty party cakes

It's nice to celebrate a child making the shift from nappies to 'big kid' undies, but do we really need a semi-realistic used toilet cake to do it? Here are some of the best and worst cakes parents have used at 'potty parties' around the world.

7 tips for a financially festive Christmas

Plan ahead - and do it now - to ensure festive season expenses don't break the bank.

'Go the F*** to Sleep' author's new book for frustrated parents

A sequel is coming soon to the 2011 hit book 'Go the F*** to Sleep' - and this time, it's about mealtimes.

Great birthday party buys from Etsy

Handmade crafts to decorate and personalise your child's next birthday - from banners to cake decorations, we've got gorgeous party finds from Etsy.

Creative storage ideas for the kids' rooms

Creative and practical storage ideas for the kids' toys and books can also add some stylish decor to your home. Visit babyology.com.au for more stylish modern finds for hip kids & parents.

The 'yucky' illness that took over my life

I have a chronic illness nobody likes to discuss, as it involves toilet talk. But it needs to be talked about.

To the mum in the doctor's waiting room

Maybe the mum I saw in that waiting room, seemingly disconnected from her baby, doesn’t have the support she needs.

10 space-saving nursery ideas

Starting a family doesn't always mean moving into a bigger house - not yet, anyway.

 

What's in a name?

Baby Names

Looking for a classic name, or an unusual name? Our Baby Name Finder is for you, search or browse to refine your shortlist.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.