US pair accused of stealing hearse with body inside

The hearse was eventually stopped by police, but not before the body inside it had been dumped.
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The hearse was eventually stopped by police, but not before the body inside it had been dumped.

Police in the US have arrested two people for allegedly stealing a hearse from outside a fast-food restaurant and dumping a body that was inside.

Texas police say the hearse was recovered on Friday [Saturday] a few hours after the driver stopped at a restaurant and left the hearse unattended. The body and the gurney it was on were dumped along a rural road a few kilometres from the restaurant.

Officers on the lookout for the hearse saw it and stopped it.

Police say a man and a woman are charged with unauthorised use of a motor vehicle. The woman is also charged with abuse of a corpse.

The body has been taken to a funeral home.

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 - AP

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