Politicians, if you see NBC Action News investigative reporter Russ Ptacek coming, start running. William Norris, the now former Clay County auditor, tried to hide from Ptacek — Norris even filed a restraining order against him. But facts are a stubborn thing. Norris couldn't keep Ptacek from uncovering the shenanigans in his past, including a 2006 felony stalking case. Ptacek, in fact, tracked down seven women who claimed that they were harassed or mistreated by Norris. In one instance, Ptacek connected an e-mail address registered to Norris to a nude photo of a woman that had been posted on the Internet. Norris eventually resigned, as did Parkville Alderman Jeffrey Bay, whose residency Ptacek had questioned. Really, pols, if Ptacek's name shows up on your caller ID, it may be time to start writing a resignation letter.