I presume they called for volunteers.

The trial has just concluded for Leston Lawrence, accused of stealing $180,000 worth of gold, from his place of employment, the Royal Canadian Mint. (A verdict will be handed down sometime in November.)

The gold was supposedly removed from site in the form of pucks, cookie-sized, and weighing 7.4 ounces each. Now, mints, especially when they’re making gold coins, tend to be pretty secure places. And indeed, employees at the Royal Canadian Mint go through security screenings on their way out of the facility. Lawrence is accused of smuggling out these 7.4 ounce gold pucks, some 18 in total, in his rectum. (One at a time, I hope.) By using this, um, method, Lawrence was able to bypass a metal detector and subsequent pass with a wand.

I know. But it actually gets worse: The method sounds like a long-shot, so to ensure that the theory actually worked in practice, in preparation for the prosecution, someone actually tested it to see if it worked.

So yep, it could truly be stated that s**t happens.

Hey, at least now your job doesn’t look so bad, does it?


3 comments for “I presume they called for volunteers.

  1. Mudplugger
    September 24, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    Working once at a large organisation which on occasions needs to conduct intimate body-searches, an e-mail was circulated asking for volunteers to act as ‘searchees’ on a training course for new ‘searchers’.
    Now it’s one thing having your innermost cavities examined by a professional for legitimate medical purposes, but volunteering to have them probed by a work-colleague just for practice struck me as a level of volunteering too far.
    I was surprised how many did volunteer, and a little disturbed too, you can take loyalty to the organisation just so far…..

  2. Ted Treen
    September 24, 2016 at 10:46 pm

    I would call this a bum rap, but even I have my limits…

  3. September 25, 2016 at 10:12 am

    A character from one of Wilbur Smith’s novels once muses that all those grand ladies sporting diamonds wouldn’t be so blasé about it if they knew they were likely smuggled out by black miners..and the method involved!

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