Updated: Tuesday, 22 Dec 2009, 8:35 AM EST
Published : Monday, 21 Dec 2009, 5:19 PM EST
LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WIVB) - He's off on disability from the Lockport Fire Department because of a back injury. So was he working as an extra on the filming of "Henry's Crime" in Buffalo?
This footage shot by News 4 of a security guard running is raising eyebrows at Lockport City Hall.
Lockport Mayor Michael Tucker said, "I did see it. I thought it looked a little like him. A lot like him. Who's to say?"
Tucker says the city is checking to see if the guard seen here during last week's filming of "Henry's Crime" and in this photograph on the Buffalo News website is a fire department employee who's collecting workers' compensation benefits.
"If you're out on workers' comp that you'd be a little more careful than that," said Tucker.
Is this Lockport Fire Department Lieutenant Michael Collette playing a bit part in the movie?
News 4 talked to Collette by telephone. He would not say whether he worked as a paid extra for the Keanu Reeves movie, but he did respond to word that the city is now reviewing the matter.
"That's their right to do so. I've been cleared to work. Cleared to work in the capacity of many things. I can do many things but I cannot do anything aside from light duty," explained Collette.
Collette tells News 4 he hurt himself on the job in October 2008 and that he recently had surgery. Colette says he's ready to return to work at the fire department, but can only perform light duties.
Collette said, "Everything at the fire department there's no light duty. You could either do it all or none."
"If you get hurt on the job we're certainly not going to turn our back on you. But we certainly don't expect employees to take advantage of these types of things either," said Tucker.
Collette, who has less than a year to retire, says his injury related restrictions include lifting nothing more than 30 pounds and no repetitive motion.
We'll keep you posted on what happens.