Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Truth stranger than fiction

From The Many Faces of Death:
As a pathologist was making the first incision at autopsy in New York in 1964, the “corpse” suddenly leaped up and seized the poor man by the throat. The corpse lived, but the pathologist suffered a cardiac arrest and died on the spot.

Here's another, this one from Crazy and True:
Jose David Diaz-Marrero was recently sentenced to eight years in prison....

According to the Ocala Star-Banner, the 20-year-old had been accused of perpetrating a string of burglaries between December 2010 and January 2011.

But the sentence reflects more than your simple garden-variety break-and-enter.

Because the laptop, jewelry, 42-inch screen TV and DVD player stolen from Holli Tencza's home can ultimately be replaced.

The ashes belonging to her late father and two deceased Great Danes cannot.
And not just because Diaz-Marrero and his two accomplices also stole the urns in which the ashes were contained.

Rather, they cannot be returned in their entirety because the trio mistook the urns' contents for "crushed pills" and reportedly proceeded to smoke and snort them.
I have no idea why I'm posting this - except that I do enjoy weird stories.


Will said...

Hi Mr. AOW. Thanks for the mention, yes sometimes truth is stranger then fiction.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

How were those ashes, Mr.?

Brooke said...

Strange, but TRUE!!!

Leticia said...

OH my gosh!! Ewwww...... on the last one.

And since the zombie thing has come about, I would smashed the skull of the "dead man" before he could finish me off.