Rachel Uchitel Now a Private Dick
Tiger Woods' former mistress goes undercover in gumshoe biz
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Mar 21, 2011 4:00 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Watch out. Tiger Woods' former mistress is going to start packing some serious heat. Rachel Uchitel has traded in her former work as a "VIP nightclub manager" in exchange for a gig as a private detective, and is already hard at work on her first case: tracking down a missing person, reports the New York Post. "Obviously, people want to go down the 'cheating road,' and assume it's all about me finding cheating spouses," says Uchitel, 36. "But I'm less interested in that. Missing people, cold cases, and sure, a few liars out there who need to be exposed: I want to solve cases for the underdog, for people who don't have a voice."

The gumshoe's latest love? A gun. "I love the Glock," she said, referring to the 9mm pistol used by New York cops. She's had weapons training at a Los Angeles private-detective school and is applying for a gun permit in California and New York. She'll be working for the DGA firm in LA, which has associates in New York and Las Vegas. "She's very smart," says agency owner Dale Gustafson. "She's good with details, and pretty in-your-face about going in and talking to people."