Thursday, January 10, 2008

Body Cheque

Identity Theft has reached new heights in New York where two blokes decided to cash their recently-dead friend's final Social Security cheque at a check-cashing store in Manhattan.

The store quite reasonably insisted that the gentleman whose name was on the cheque should be physically present.

So, they went back and got the corpse, dressed it up (inexpertly) and wheeled it through Manhattan on a red office chair.

Unfortunately their route took them past the Empanada Mama diner where Detective Travis L. Rapp (great name !) was having lunch. He arrested the pair as they were attempting to manhandle the stiff, pale very-dead body into the store.

It's not known whether they were intending to take the corpse down to the polling station afterwards.

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