Ankle monitor on real leg

Private security firm G4S has sacked two members of staff who tagged a man’s false leg, allowing him to remove it and flout a court-imposed curfew.

Christopher Lowcock…fooled the two employees by wrapping a prosthetic leg in a bandage when they set up the tag at his home in Rochdale, Greater Manchester. He was then able to remove the limb and break a curfew imposed for offences involving drugs, driving and a weapon. G4S sacked the pair for committing a serious disciplinary offence, it said…

G4S revealed managers became suspicious last month but when they returned to Lowcock’s home he had been returned to custody accused of a driving-related offence. The company revealed the second employee who went to check on the monitoring equipment at Lowcock’s home was also sacked for failing to realise he had fooled them into tagging his false leg…

The MoJ said contractors were expected to adhere to “the highest standards of professionalism” and strict guidelines had to be followed when tagging offenders.

Standards any higher in your neck of the prairie?




  1. Mac Guy says:

    Heheheheh…

    “Lowcock.”

  2. LibertyLover says:

    gdamn! Those are really big . . that’s a really big ankle bracelet.

  3. springfield_tom says:

    Sorry, I can’t keep up with the smartphones.

    Is that an iphone?

  4. JimD says:

    Who is looking at the leg ???

    Re the story: The schmoes forgot to ask of the bad guy’s leg, “Is it live or is it Memorex?” !!!

  5. foobar says:

    The blonde’s leg is definitely real. However the boobs are fake.

  6. Skeptic says:

    I would have got fired for putting the monitor on a fake boob.

  7. noname says:

    Oh yeah, I could monitor her all night, into the morning and more in the evening.

  8. bobbo, are we Men of Science, or Devo? says:

    I’ll bet the training manual doesn’t say to make sure the ankle monitor is put on a real leg. Just incompetent training being covered up. I can see it happening real easy.

    Life is like that. Speaking of that, that looks like Lindsey Lohan and it fits given her home monitoring history. Sad case. She was cute in the remake of the Parent Trap. Little girls. Its been fun seeing the cute ones grow up to be beautiful women. Jennifer Connelly is still my favorite. Not as much fun: watching them turn into grandmothers like Tuesday Weld or Julie Christie or Jane Fonda. fine looking women though.

    Movies.

  9. W.T.Effyall says:

    Them’s some hoe handles!

  10. What? says:

    Some day the rich will be able to order a custom bride or groom for their child. The third world woman who carries the child will be implanted with a seed that a celibutant sold on the market, and was later modulated to removing alcoholic tendencies et al.

    One day the rich will have it their way.

    I can’t wait!

  11. Micromike says:

    Recipe for failure – let Uncle Sam do it.

    I hear the ATF is selling guns to Mexican cartels and I know the president had a man executed with no charges, evidence, trial or due process of any kind.

    Remember, you are stupid and you elect bad people to run your government. In the name of peace, please stop!

  12. EnemyOfTheState says:

    Jane Fonda in the North – MILF defined

  13. What? says:

    Micromike, you expect dumb people to recognize that they are doing dumb things, and to stop doing those dumb things?

    How does one make a dumb person smart, or at least self aware?

    Impossible I say.

    Because they are dumb.

    Hence, we are stuck with Alphie.

  14. mainecat says:

    Ankle bracelets are big, not because they need to be. They are a scarlet letter, meant to be seen by everybody. Then again it took me a while to notice. I was looking somewhere else. They should have added a nut to the bolt ons and attached it there.

  15. McCullough says:

    Christ, now everybody will want one. It’s just how idiots roll.

  16. Mr. Fusion says:

    Small things amuse small minds. Bigger things amuse smaller minds.

  17. Muddauber says:

    Give the guys a break.Imagine walking into a filthy house, with some fat guy unable to move and he’s sitting in an akward position. He pushes his fat leg over your way. You then pull up his trousers, which only go up an inch cause he’s so fat, and he has socks going all the up to his thigh. So you clamp the monitor to his leg,double-check the locking mechanism to determine it is secure, and you’re good to go. Administrators are responsible for not notifying staff.

  18. wirelessg says:

    I can’t decide which comment is creepier, #8 or #10?

  19. bobbo, are we Men of Science, or Devo? says:

    wireless==creepy or just tmi? maybe you don’t recognize that heterosexuals are not censored at DU? Why do we deny our own humanity?

    I thought the same thing but posted anyway.

    YMMV–but what the hey!

  20. George says:

    They should just clamp it around their neck. I’d like to see someone come up with a fake head.

  21. Publius says:

    That chick is stunning.

    I’m in love


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