Cops Charge Guy With Stealing Gameboy from Casket
A Pennsylvania man is charged with all kinds of gross crimes — like abuse of a corpse, intentional desecration of a venerated object and theft — after police say he swiped a Gameboy from the open casket of a friend’s son at a funeral.
State police arrested Jody Bennett, 37, after receiving an anonymous tip that he had stolen several objects from the casket of 17-year-old Bradley McCombs Jr. during a public visitation on Monday. McCombs was killed Christmas Day in a car accident.
The criminal complaint states that Bennett was confronted by McCombs’ uncle after the uncle spotted Bennett taking the objects from the casket, which included a vintage Gameboy, three games and a light accessory. Bennett reportedly returned the Gameboy but made off with the other stuff because the uncle was unaware of it.
Bennett is in jail and has been unable to post the $15,000 ordered during his arraignment Wednesday, according to a report in The Philadelphia Inquirer. The non-sentimental value of the objects he stole: $46.90, according to the criminal complaint.