A son steals dad's corpse and hopes a miracle will revive him in recent events that sound more like the plot of a horror film than a news story. It's actually quite tragic. The devoutly religious man was so despondent over the death of his beloved father that he and an accomplice allegedly returned to the cemetery after the funeral and removed the casket containing the deceased, according to a Jan. 15, 2013 report by The Big Story.
The casket containing the man's body was not buried immediately after the funeral due to weather conditions. That made it easier for the man's son and his 38-year-old accomplice to load the coffin into a white van and steal it from the cemetery. The son's white van was found abandoned at a gas station with the empty coffin inside.
The 48-year-old son stole his dad's corpse and stored in it a freezer in his home. Ninety-three-year-old Clarence Bright was supposed to be buried at Detroit's Gethsamane Cemetery, but his burial was delayed thanks to heavy rains that soaked the ground.
The son stole his dad's corpse with the misguided hope that he would be miraculously resurrected. It's difficult not to feel bad for the bereaved man, whose grief apparently overrode any common sense. He and his unnamed accomplice were both arrested for the crime.