When a son steals his dad’s corpse, it is no surprise that police officers are baffled. Two days after the funeral of a 93-year-old man, Detroit police found the corpse of the dad in the basement of the 48-year-old son’s home, reports UPI on Jan. 15, 2013.
It is difficult to determine whether the story of the son who stole his dad’s corpse is more heart-warming or more bizarre.
The motive for stealing his dead father’s body was to bring him back to life.
The son of 93-year-old Clarence Bright told family members that he was planning to resurrect his father through prayer.
In his attempt to resurrect his father through prayer, the 48-year-old son allegedly stole his dad’s corpse from Gethsemane Cemetery on Monday morning, two days after the father’s funeral.
According to investigators, the son, whose name has not been released, stole his dad’s corpse and the casket from the cemetery’s mausoleum in which it was temporarily stored.
After having stolen his dad’s corpse and the casket, the old man’s son drove his father home and stored him in a new freezer in the basement of his house.
The stolen empty casket of Clarence Bright was discovered on Tuesday in Clarence Bright’s son’s van shortly before police officers found the dad’s corpse in the freezer.
According to a 9News World report, “Clarence Bright’s 48-year-old son – who has not been named – was arrested with another man, 38, after police found an empty casket in their van.”
Policeman Lieutenant Harold Rochon said that Clarence Bright’s son was “a deeply religious man who had hoped his 93-year-old father would be resurrected. He was hoping for a miracle.”
Unfortunately, when a son steals his dad's corpse, even if it is with the good intent to bring him back to life, it ends in an arrest.