Hi-tech detective with amazing stories
Family dramas, strange disappearances, suspicious transactions, infidelities, “magic bindings” and all sorts of… erotic schemes.
Private investigators in Greece, who with the help of the most sophisticated means of technology or even helicopters (!) available for immediate interventions, manage within a few days to solve even the most difficult cases! But what drives citizens to private investigators rather than the police? As the private investigator Dimitris Pelekasis tells Espresso, “apart from the confidentiality that governs the cases, the police are losing out on resources. It is indicative that today, most private detective agencies are equipped with the latest surveillance equipment that costs a fortune.”
In fact, as the private investigator pointed out, because every case is different, different means are enlisted to solve it. “From conversation recording systems and cameras embedded in watches and lighters, to satellite systems, equipped cars and motorbikes, camera tracking devices and helicopters. Furthermore, the client feels confident that his case will have immediate results within a few days. Our firm has handled cases that would be the envy of even the best Hollywood screenwriter. From witchcraft and infidelity to everything imaginable.” As an example, Mr. Pelekasis recounted three difficult cases that were recently solved…
A well-known cabinet maker “bound by a spell”
One step closer to the brink of disaster, a 50-year-old businessman in the furniture business suddenly began to feel mentally and physically wrecked. According to Dimitris Pelekasis, this man – a father of two children – naturally resorted to well-known doctors and underwent hundreds of medical examinations, but all of them showed that he had no pathological problems. “The only diagnosis he was given was: psychological problems and possible melancholy. He started treatment, but again there was no improvement. The whole family began to worry, the factory went from bad to worse and the businessman did not even feel like getting out of bed. Then some of his relatives started mentioning the words “witchcraft” and “they tied him up”. So, they started looking for a way to break the spell. But still no solution was given,” the private investigator recounted.
At the same time, the factory began to ‘sink’, with the result that competitors were lurking for a takeover. Negotiations began with people in the company – relatives of the wife – and also with his wife. Desperate, his brother then turned to Mr. Pelekasis and asked him to find out immediately who “tied him up”… “So I immediately started the investigation” says Mr. Pelekasis: “I started talking to all the family members, I looked into the competitors, his environment from his childhood until today. But no one seemed to have any reason to harm him. But search and search, I found the end of the thread.”
According to the private investigator, in examining his acquaintance with the wife, he found the latter’s obsession with putting people from her family in the factory, regardless of their abilities. He then met with them and discovered that they were all unsuitable or irrelevant to the business. However, they all held managerial positions and their contacts with the wife were frequent.
“They had initiated the sale of the factory at a humiliating price. In fact, the brother of the businessman had even requested an expert opinion, which the wife and relatives had refused, claiming that valuable time was being wasted,” the private investigator said: “While advancing my investigation in the field of witchcraft, a well-known psychic told me ‘what a spell and bondage… The man is stoned’. After days I was able to uncover that his wife was administering sedatives instead of the antidepressants he was supposed to take, in order to keep him listless, sluggish and able to control him. In fact, as far as the quantity was concerned, she was well informed so as not to endanger the 50-year-old’s life.”
As it turned out, the wife and two of her relatives intended to sell the business and pocket the money as, as the woman admitted, she feared that she would soon leave the business. “Everyone moved away from him and now the man is fine. He saved the factory and his life,” concluded Mr. Pelekasis.
15-year-old boy caught in the net of drugs and prostitution
Another special case that Mr. Dimitris Pelekasis was called to investigate was starring a 15-year-old boy, who from one moment to the next was caught in the net of drugs and prostitution. The boy, who was in the difficult period of adolescence, suddenly began to question everything: his family, his 10-year-old sister, the Church, the laws, school and his own life, says the private investigator. In fact, several nights he did not sleep at home, telling his mother that he would spend the night at a friend’s house. But one night, his parents received a call from a police station and were told that the child was there for verification. In desperation, the parents contacted a psychologist and also Mr. Pelekasis’ office to find out exactly what was happening to their child who was frequently leaving home.
“The boy had started smoking pot and quickly got into hard drugs. He would only go home to steal money, from his father’s drawer, his mother’s purse, his grandmother’s gold jewelry, to secure his fix. He would buy two installments, make three, sell one, and that’s how the time went by,” Pelekasis said, adding: “When he could no longer steal from his parents, he would loot the cafes and collect the tips from the tables.”
However, the worst was yet to come. According to the private investigator, one evening, in a central square in Athens, a man – aged about fifty – approached the young man and, in exchange for money, asked him to have sexual intercourse with him. As it happened… The 15-year-old followed the man to a nearby hotel. But when it was time for payment, the 50-year-old refused to give it to him, and as a result they came to blows. At some point, the 50-year-old’s companion, hearing the commotion, burst into the room and beat the young man mercilessly. “They left him bleeding and left. The boy was taken to the hospital with a broken arm, head injuries and bruises all over his body,” the detective noted and continued: “Fortunately, after all of this he recovered. Today he is fine. He has changed his home, neighborhood and habits, is being seen once a week by a psychologist, is an excellent student in school and has gotten his life back.”