I talk about this in my book How to Make a Citizen’s Arrest, but the difference between the words “chase” and “follow” are huge and can make a big difference when you make your report.
I’m not sure it’s the best idea to give a statement to the police. It’s super complicated beyond what I can discuss here, but at the very least you may find yourself on the phone with 911 and that is recorded!
So here’s the thing…
Chase means you are pursuing the subject and he knows you’re behind him and trying to catch him.
Follow means you’re watching where he goes and (usually) he doesn’t know you’re there.
IMPOTANT: During a surveillance case the subject should NEVER know you are following him. Never.
If you understand the importance of this tip, then don’t miss out on my free special report If You Want To Be a Private Investigator Give Up… Unless You Do These Three Things. You can get it right here…
Committed to your success,
Larry Kaye, P.I.
P.S. – This blog post marks 5 years to the day that I’ve been posting each week! And while I’m really excited to hit that anniversary, it’s probably important for me to add (yet again)… I am not a lawyer and nothing here is legal advice.