Go Go Gumshoe
It looks like this detective has walked into a sticky situation.
Another name for a detective is a gumshoe. Nobody knows for sure where the nickname came from, but the most likely explanation is in the list below. Which one do you think it is?
They're hard to get rid of because they stick to you like gum.
Detectives used to wear soft-soled shoes made of gum rubber.
They walked around so much they always ended up with gum on their shoes.