US pair accused of stealing hearse with body inside
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.
True story...hearse stolen in Bryan with body inside, then body dumped in the county! pic.twitter.com/X7CMij5AlQ— W. James Stewart (@ChiefDeputyBCSO) May 19, 2017
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.