Here’s a case we are working right now at San Diego Comic-Con.
Yesterday we received a call from a male who wants us to follow his wife at Comic-Con.
The man confirmed that his wife was one of a very few (about 50 people) who would be boarding a specific Comic-Con train (this morning) in Los Angeles that would proceed directly to the San Diego area. He hired us to find out if his wife travels with anyone, and see how she interacts with fellow passengers.
Here’s how the case has gone so far.
Yesterday we called a top-notch ticket broker to obtain a ticket on this widely sought-after train ride. Today at approximately 10:00 am, our investigator boarded the train and observed a number of subjects fully-dressed in costumes for the event. Some of people on board were actually writers and illustrators who would be hosting seminars at the event. They were special guests of the individuals that organized the trip.
Our client’s wife, “Judy”, was actually traveling in normal clothes and was accompanied by another female. Our investigator discreetly took a photo of this girl and sent it to our client. He confirmed he knew her as “Tara” and that she was a long-time friend of his wife.
Upon arriving in San Diego, both females were followed on foot to a transportation hub. Our investigator then advised his cab driver to “follow that cab” in which the two subjects were riding. They were followed to an upscale hotel where they book checked into separate rooms.
Comic-Con may present one of the toughest venues in which to conduct a surveillance. Last year, we wrote a post about what our private investigators do at Comic-Con. Notwithstanding there are thousands of people in confined spaces, most are all adorned in costumes assuming the identity of their favorite comic characters and heroes. This makes identifying your subject and/or who they meet, an investigator’s worst nightmare.
This year we are fully booked with numerous surveillance cases at this popular conference.
We will let you know how this and the other cases unfold during on what is likely to be a hectic weekend.
UPDATE: 7/10: This case has been resolved. Read part 2 here, and see how the wife was caught.