Two security firm workers were sacked after they were tricked into putting an electronic tag on a criminal’s prosthetic leg. Christopher Lowcock aged 29 wrapped his false leg in bandage and lied to the security workers who failed to carry out the proper tests when they were setting up the tag and monitoring equipment in Rochdale, England where the criminal resides.
By fooling the G4S security officers, the criminal was able to breach certain rules and regulations as well as court imposed curfews by simply removing his leg and doing whatever he wanted. A second G4S officer also failed to carry out the proper tests when he went to check the monitoring equipment.
When the management got suspicious last month, they went for a site visit at the criminal’s place and they were surprised to find that he was already back into custody for driving illegally. A spokesperson for G4S claims that given the critical nature of this service and the problems that may arise for not respecting the strict procedures, it was considered that the staff members had committed a serious professional blunder and was therefore dismissed from the company.