TLAQUEPAQUE: A man was arrested Sunday night here in Mexico’s Jalisco after he stole a hearse that was carrying a dead body inside, international media reported.
According to local police, the car thief — who was arrested — was identified as 40-year-old Annibal Saul N. He claimed he had taken the hearse for a “joy ride” after realising that the keys were left inside the vehicle.
However, it was unclear as to whether Saul N knew the body of an 80-year-old man was inside the hearse in preparation for a funeral, The Independent reported, citing local police.
Police found the suspect sometime after the theft was reported as the hearse was caught speeding on a highway in the city.
The case of hearse theft by Saul N was “turned over to prosecutors”, ABC News said.