Thief in Mexico steals vehicle used for transporting coffin, with body inside

Police say a 40-year-old man has admitted seeing the keys left in the vehicle and deciding to take it late Friday night.
The Tlaquepaque police department said that the hearse had been readied to take the body of an 80-year-old man from a hospital in neighboring Guadalajara to a funeral home.(Representative)
The Tlaquepaque police department said that the hearse had been readied to take the body of an 80-year-old man from a hospital in neighboring Guadalajara to a funeral home.(Representative)
Updated on Sep 02, 2018 09:04 AM IST
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Associated Press, Mexico City | ByAssociated Press

Police in central Mexico they’ve caught a man who made off with a hearse — complete with a corpse inside.

The Tlaquepaque police department says on its Facebook page that the hearse had been readied to take the body of an 80-year-old man from a hospital in neighboring Guadalajara to a funeral home.

Police say a 40-year-old man has admitted seeing the keys left in the vehicle and deciding to take it late Friday night.

Officers were alerted and they soon spotted the hearse along a highway and detained the suspect, whose name was given only as Annibal Saul N. Police said Saturday he’s been turned over to prosecutors.

Both the hearse and the body were recovered.

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