Police say they are investigating whether two brothers stole the coffin of their 92-year-old father from an east-side cemetery believing they could resurrect his body.
Police located the body of Clarence Street “intact and unharmed” Tuesday morning in a freezer in the basement of a two-story wooden home on the 4600 block of Eastlawn Street owned by one of the two sons.
Street's casket disappearance occurred between 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Monday when a white van and a purple pickup entered Gethsemane Cemetery and took the casket from a mausoleum.
The sons, ages 38 and 48, were in custody after patrol officers found a white van at 7:05 a.m. Tuesday at a Citgo gas station near Dickerson Street and Harper Avenue, about a mile from the home where the body was later recovered. Inside the van, the officers found the missing empty coffin, Sgt. Eren Stephens said.
Shockingly, officials said the older son may have mental problems.
For their unauthorized grave-robbing, the brothers will face up to 10 years in prison, which is really going to suck for them if dear old dad does, in fact, rise from the dead.
[H/T: Detroit News]