LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WIVB) - He's off on disability from the Lockport Fire Department becauseof 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 israising eyebrows at Lockport City Hall.
Lockport Mayor Michael Tucker said, "I did see it. I thought itlooked a little like him. A lot like him. Who's to say?"
Tucker says the city is checking to see if the guard seen hereduring last week's filming of "Henry's Crime" and in thisphotograph on the Buffalo News website is a fire departmentemployee who's collecting workers' compensation benefits.
"If you're out on workers' comp that you'd be a little morecareful than that," said Tucker.
Is this Lockport Fire Department Lieutenant Michael Colletteplaying a bit part in the movie?
News 4 talked to Collette by telephone. He would not say whetherhe worked as a paid extra for the Keanu Reeves movie, but he didrespond to word that the city is now reviewing the matter.
"That's their right to do so. I've been cleared to work. Clearedto work in the capacity of many things. I can do many things but Icannot do anything aside from light duty," explained Collette.
Collette tells News 4 he hurt himself on the job in October 2008and that he recently had surgery. Colette says he's ready to returnto work at the fire department, but can only perform lightduties.
Collette said, "Everything at the fire department there's nolight duty. You could either do it all or none."
"If you get hurt on the job we're certainly not going to turnour back on you. But we certainly don't expect employees to takeadvantage of these types of things either," said Tucker.
Collette, who has less than a year to retire, says his injuryrelated restrictions include lifting nothing more than 30 poundsand no repetitive motion.
We'll keep you posted on what happens.
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