Jan 06 2011
17 year-old Bradley McCombs was tragically killed in a car crash last week, and as a big gamer, his parents thought it appropriate to put his Game Boy and a few games in the casket with him. You’ll never believe what happens next.
His open-casket funeral was a few days later. 37-year-old Jody Lynn Bennett was there, and noticed an original Game Boy, three games, and a clip-on light to be buried with the victim. During the funeral, Bennett walked up and grabbed all of the vintage gaming memoribilia and then walked out of the funeral home. Bennett was at the funeral because he went to school with McCombs’s father.
McCombs’s uncle witnessed the unusual activity and confronted Bennett as he left. Bennett returned the Game Boy but the uncle didn’t realize he had more pilfered goods still in his possession. By the time the family noticed the missing games and light, it was too late. They called the police.
“I can confidently say this is the first time in my 22 years that I’ve had anybody go into the funeral home while the family was there and take something right under their noses and try to get away with it,” said Sergeant Michael Schmidt in an Associated Press report.
My vote is jail. Forever. Think that’s too harsh? It’s more punishing what type of person they are, rather than the actual crime. And clearly this is a person with such low morals and poor decision making processes, they shouldn’t be walking around on the street.
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