In aid of serving Lloydminster's Lord Baron Twatrick von Loadenhosen with some legal papers, I hired a process server to personally serve Patrick Ross at his supposed Alberta employer, Fluidpro Oil Services of Clairmont, AB. What was reported back by the Grande Prairie-based process server is that:
- According to Fluidpro, Patrick has not worked there since mid-September.
- Patrick is not answering phone calls from the process server, nor replying to emails.
So, once again, dear friends ... we are on the hunt for Patrick Ross, who seems determined to dig that hole ever deeper.
P.S. If history is any guide, when Patrick is finally run to ground, he will insist that he had no idea anyone was trying to find him, so if anyone is so inclined, feel free to tag him at his "@dragonfireideas" Twitter account and alert him to the fact that at least one process server would really like to know where he's hiding out these days, I'm sure he'd appreciate being informed.
FURTHER DEVELOPMENTS: From my crack, secret, elite, secret and crack network of spies, I am assured that Patrick is still in the vicinity of Grande Prairie, suggesting he has perhaps moved on to some other menial, minimum wage job in the area. I am also advised that there are companies in that area that are more than happy to pay grunt workers like Patrick off the books, but that is just speculation and I have nothing to suggest that's what's actually happening.
In any event, the evidence is compelling that Patrick is again on the run so any hints as to where he's ended up will be accepted gratefully, and passed on immediately to the process server.
OH, DEAR: For whatever reason, Patrick Ross just bragged on social media that he knows I'm trying to serve him, and that he is deliberately making no effort to receive such service. No, really, he actually bragged publicly as to how he is currently evading service. (And, yes, I've screencapped it and also saved it to the Internet's "Wayback Machine" for posterity.)
I have already passed on that stunningly unwise tweet to my process server, who is currently preparing the affidavit for substituted service as we speak. All of this is being done at Patrick's expense and, yes, I am keeping receipts.