Man Steals Hearse During Funeral

By Christopher Coble, Esq. on July 17, 2015 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

Why would anyone want to steal a hearse?

Joe Brown and his family were getting ready to carry his father's casket from the church to the hearse when they were given the bad news. The hearse was gone!

Grand Theft Hearse

In Buffalo, New York, a funeral was underway at St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church. Right outside, in the parking lot, Michael Healing was stealing the hearse.

Healing took the hearse on a short joy ride and was found 15 miles away after a short two hour search by the police. The poor Brown family had to wait 30 minutes for a replacement hearse to arrive.

Reports are unclear as to why Healing felt the desire or need to take a hearse. Of all the cars he could have taken, why the hearse? Healing was charged with criminal possession of stolen property and unauthorized use of a vehicle.

Beware of Car Thefts

This story just goes to show that despite all those articles about "10 Most Stolen Cars," no car is safe from the sticky hands of a thief. Here are some even more bizarre car theft stories:

Be sure to protect your car from thieves, even if it's a dinky, old, broken down jalopy. You never know who'll want to steal it.

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