A man from Kentucky caught on a surveillance video breaking into a funeral home.
The video shows a man wander around the funeral home for three hours, steal the keys to the hearse, and then finally steal and put on clothing that’s meant for a man who passed away and was supposed to be buried Wednesday.
Mortuary owner Jayson Watson said he didn’t immediately notice anything wrong when he opened the funeral home Thursday.
“It took a few minutes. Then I started noticing things were missing and not in their right place,” he said. The first thing that struck him strange was a piece of paper taped over the internal security camera.
Then Watson played back the surveillance video.
“He was too late” in covering the camera, Watson said. “There was already more than three hours of him wandering around and taking a dead man’s clothes,” he said.
“He’s not the most clever of criminals.”
Police have asked the public’s help identifying the suspect seen on camera.
“We have some persons of interest,” Leitchfield Police Department Officer Todd Oller said. “That’s about all I can say until we have somebody in custody.”
Watson said he does not recognize the person captured on security footage.
“I have no idea who he is,” Watson said.
The man stayed inside the Watson & Hunt Funeral Home for more than three hours. “You can see him get a Coke out of the fridge,” Watson said. “You can see him just walking around looking for things to take.
“He took a couple of naps,” and was seen nodding off in an office chair, Watson said.
Besides clothes, the burglar also took jewelry belonging to the dead man and a PlayStation 3 in Watson’s office that his kids use when visiting dad, Watson said.
The culprit opened the back door to get in, Watson said.
The business has no intruder alarm.
“We’ve never needed one,” he said. “We’re a small town. Things like this typically don’t happen here.”
Sources: World Wide Weird News
Video Credit: ABC