Friday, 8 July 2011

Dangerous business

It's a dangerous business being a rugby fan.

An All Blacks supporter is apparently suing a South African security firm in the Port Elizabeth High Court after one of its guards mistook him for a robber and shot him!

In August 2009 a G4S security guard was collecting cash from a Spar store in Port Elizabeth when he spotted a man approaching, dressed all in black with his face covered in black paint. Thinking the man looked like a robber, the guard opened fire.

Although he was not injured, Walter Arendse is suing G4S for approximately £15,000, claiming the shooting left him with post-traumatic stress disorder and depression, not to mention a bullet hole in his leather jacket and a shattered mobile phone.

Somewhat incredibly, G4S deny liability !

The case continues...

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