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21 Jan, 2022 23:16

Corpse propped up by two men at post office

Witnesses in an Irish town were shocked to see a deceased man straddled by two others trying to collect his pension
Corpse propped up by two men at post office

Police were called after a man was brought into a post office in Carlow, Ireland, propped up by two others. It was later discovered that he was deceased, and the pair were attempting to collect his earnings under the pretense that he was still alive.

At a small post office, employees and customers waiting in line became immediately suspicious, Irish media reported. One neighbor said her daughter saw the man’s feet dragging as he was pulled into the post office.

Neighbors described the dead man as “lovely” and said they were in “total shock” to discover the bizarre scheme, which many social media users found reminiscent of the 1998 film ‘Waking Ned Devine’, which follows a group of townsfolk trying to collect on a winning lottery ticket owned by a recently deceased neighbor, or the 1989 US comedy ‘Weekend at Bernie’s’, in which two men do their best to pretend their dead employer is still among the living.

Carlow Mayor Ken Murnane said he too was “shocked” to learn of the incident, revealing he’s been to that post office many times in the past.

Police confirmed to local media that they are investigating the strange incident, and the autopsy of the body will determine where the investigation goes. Meanwhile, a nearby house has been cordoned off as a crime scene as the investigation continues.

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