by Travis Mateer
The other day I was at a playground swinging and climbing around with my kid when some of the other kids saw me and started trying to get my attention. “Watch me climb this!” One kid exclaimed. Another one implored me to see how far he could jump.
I imagine whoever is using a local business and my phone number to trigger several calls I got yesterday from Customer Service Intelligence (CSI) is a sad, little child inside lashing out for whatever reason.
Unlike the kids at the playground, who I paid just enough attention to to be polite, I’m going to risk giving this attention-seeking child what he/she is looking for because I think it’s important, for educational purposes, to see how these tactics work.
I didn’t pay the first call from CSI much thought. Sure, the name Alen Roach sounded familiar, but that wasn’t me, so I ended the call. The second call from CSI came 3 minutes later and was for a James. Huh?
Though annoyed, I still wasn’t seeing intent. A few hours later ANOTHER missed call from CSI. Now I’m getting curious, so I call back and get a nice woman on the phone who gives me some interesting perspective to consider.
Since I’m having a difficult time trusting our local investigative capacity, I’m taking more active steps to document what I’m experiencing, like my call with the CSI person (in whatever state they reside).
If you listen to the audio clip, you will hear me state I’m familiar with Alen Roach. That’s because by this time I’ve recalled why his name is familiar: I wrote about his long-gun antics just two months ago.
The other name wasn’t familiar to me, but his story certainly has a certain ring to it:
A man accused of stealing an ATV and selling methamphetamine pleaded not guilty in Missoula County District Court on Tuesday.
James Allen Garrison, 43, was arrested Jan. 28 on North Russell Street with a stolen ATV in the back of his pickup truck.
According to an affidavit, investigators found about 5.5 grams of methamphetamine, a bag of hallucinogenic mushrooms, four handguns and a machete in his truck. He later admitted to stealing the ATV and selling meth, the affidavit stated.
Sounds like a fun guy, ha ha ha.
I hope you’re following along because I think it may get bumpy from here.
Thanks for reading!