How does one rack up misdemeanor counts of “desecration, theft or sale of venerated objects, abuse of a corpse; institutional vandalism, theft, receiving stolen property, disorderly conduct, and harassment” in one day? By robbing a dead boy’s casket. The 37-year-old Jody Lynn Bennett was at Rairigh Funeral Home in Arizona when he saw a Game Boy in the casket of Bradley D. McCombs Jr., a 17-year-old boy who died on Christmas morning. Bennett snatched the Game Boy and waltzed out of the building.
He didn’t waltz for long, though; the Tribune-Democrat reports that:
The boy’s uncle, Robert McCombs Jr., approached Bennett after Bennett got in his vehicle and was about to drive away.
He asked Bennett about a missing Game Boy.
“The defendant told the uncle that he did not have the Game Boy,” according to the affidavit of probable cause.
“The uncle then told the defendant that he could see the Game Boy inside the vehicle. The defendant then produced the Game Boy and returned it to the uncle.”
As that video system was being returned to the casket, family members noticed that a Game Boy Light and three games were missing.
Bennett’s now being charged for various misdemeanors, much to the embarrassment to his aunt Dianna Bennett, who regretfully told the AP that her nephew “has been into drugs, he’s into alcohol.” She added, “He’s just messed up.” Understatement of the year?
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