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  • For sale: Hearse that carried John F. Kennedy's body in Dallas

    01/16/2012 5:42:14 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 40 replies · 2+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 16, 2012 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske
    An auto auction company in Scottsdale, Ariz., plans to sell a 1964 Cadillac hearse that company executives say transported the body of President Kennedy after he was assassinated in Dallas. The car was used to take the body from Parkland Memorial Hospital to Love Field Airport, where Air Force One was waiting to return it to Washington. The Barrett-Jackson company has posted photos of the hearse on its website, along with a history of the vehicle.
  • Woman Accused of Stealing Hearse With Body Inside

    09/26/2011 12:34:51 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    KTLA ^ | September 21, 2011
    A 23-year old woman is accused of stealing a hearse containing the body of an 85-year-old woman. Police say the hearse's driver left the vehicle's door open and the engine running outside a funeral home Tuesday while he went to unlock the door to the building. After he stepped away, police say Angela Dehart jumped into the hearse and took off. Sign up for KTLA 5 Breaking News Email Alerts She reportedly told investigators she and her girlfriend were arguing in another car and she got angry and decided to leave in the hearse. Police found the hearse and the...
  • Lesbian Steals Hearse With a Stiff Inside and Heads Toward Beaver

    09/21/2011 3:15:30 PM PDT · by Bean Counter · 37 replies
    SEPTEMBER 21--Meet Angela DeHart. The West Virginia woman, 23, is facing a pair of felony charges for allegedly stealing a hearse containing a body and driving home in it early yesterday. According to police, the hearse--parked outside the Ritchie and Johnson Funeral Home in Beckley--was swiped shortly after midnight on Tuesday. The driver, cops reported, had briefly left the hearse unattended--with its door open--while he entered the funeral home. The driver, Kenneth Bly, “pulled into the parking lot…in order to unload a corpse” from the 1996 Cadillac Fleetwood hearse, according to a court affidavit. As Bly moved toward the funeral...
  • Woman Accused Of Stealing Hearse

    09/21/2011 7:24:49 AM PDT · by Morgana · 42 replies
    BECKLEY, W.Va. -- A West Virginia woman is accused of stealing a hearse containing a body from a funeral home. Beckley police tell media outlets the hearse's driver left the vehicle's door ajar and the engine running outside a local funeral Tuesday while he went to unlock the door to the building. Angela Dehart, of Beaver, is accused of taking the hearse and driving it home. Police found the hearse and the body a couple hours later. Police say the 23-year-old Dehart told investigators she and another person had been in the area in another vehicle. She got out of...
  • From bad to hearse: Suit over funeral-car explosion

    10/25/2009 6:18:58 AM PDT · by Stoat · 14 replies · 963+ views
    The New York Post ^ | October 25, 2009 | KATHIANNE BONIELLO
    She went out with a bang, and it's left her Bronx family fuming. Glatha Byrd's final send-off was "apocalyptic" -- as the hearse carrying her body exploded and caught fire on the Major Deegan Expressway, says family lawyer James Franzetti. The family has filed suit in Bronx Supreme Court over the May 13, 2008, incident, accusing the Griffin Peters Funeral Home of causing some of Byrd's relatives "severe and serious" injuries. Valerie Davis, wife of the Harlem funeral home's owner, Keith Davis, called the suit "ridiculous." She said she had heard the relatives, who are also related to her...
  • Man Steals Hearse During Funeral

    12/18/2008 7:12:13 PM PST · by PghBaldy · 33 replies · 641+ views
    WCTV ^ | December 18 | Staff
    The Broward Sheriff's Office reports that 18-year-old Johnny Silfrain jumped into a black hearse parked outside a West Park church Wednesday morning and drove off. He was shot in the leg and eventually arrested when he drove back to the church. It appears he took the vehicle to retrieve his Bible from home. Family members say Silfrain had been agitated for days before attending the funeral. Relatives say they called Hallandale Beach police for help Tuesday night, but the officers said Silfrain didn't pose an immediate danger.
  • Checked-out chook brings rego relief [Translation: Dead chickens save drivers on car registration]

    07/28/2006 5:19:24 PM PDT · by annie laurie · 6 replies · 333+ views
    NewsTalkZB ^ | 07/28/2006 | Unattributed
    A dead supermarket chicken could save you up to $200. A Christchurch woman has revealed a loophole in car registration rules. The woman, who wants to remain anonymous, says it normally costs more than $260 to register her diesel vehicle. However if a driver goes to the Post Shop and asks them to change the vehicle's registration to a code 06, which is for a non-commercial hearse, then the cost drops dramatically - to just $58. Her friends told her the scam had been going on for years, so she went to a Post Shop to try it. She told...
  • Hearse driver is fined for speeding after funeral

    07/21/2006 2:08:47 AM PDT · by rawhide · 6 replies · 254+ views
    Rueters ^ | July 7, 2006 | Rueters
    DUBLIN, Ireland - An Irish hearse driver has been fined for speeding -- while leading a funeral cortege. Police ordered undertaker John Carr to pay an $102 fine and gave him two penalty points for driving at 69 kilometers per hours (43 mph) in a 50 km/hr zone. Several other vehicles in the cortege -- on its way to a funeral in County Donegal, northwest Ireland -- were also fined and their drivers threatened with prosecution if they did not pay.
  • Bikers Can Have Harley Hearse Give Them Last Ride

    09/27/2005 5:51:14 AM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 20 replies · 1,007+ views
    hometownchannel.com ^ | 9-27-05 | ap
    STREATOR, Ill. -- Gary Simko is helping bikers take their last ride. The retired Illinois detective has a specially built hearse that's pulled by a three-wheeled Harley Davidson. Simko said the hearse is modeled after the carriage that carried outlaw Jesse James to his Missouri grave in 1882. Simko usually wears a tuxedo shirt, blue jeans, black leather vest and boots when he is on the job. Sometimes he also puts a single spur on his boots, an old tradition honoring fallen cavalry soldiers.
  • Traffic chaos as German hearse ejects corpse

    10/29/2003 5:53:14 AM PST · by martin_fierro · 22 replies · 124+ views
    Reuters ^ | 10/29/03
    Traffic chaos as German hearse ejects corpse BERLIN (Reuters) - A hearse has overturned on a German motorway, shattering the coffin and ejecting the corpse onto the tarmac along with a bag of coffin nails that brought traffic to a standstill. "The driver had fallen asleep at the wheel and yanked the steering wheel round when he woke up," said Jens O'Brien, spokesman for the regional government in Duesseldorf, western Germany said on Wednesday. "There were nails strewn over 50 metres and the corpse fell out onto the ground." The A40 motorway was closed for an hour and there was...
  • VICAR PULLED OVER DRIVING MOTORBIKE HEARSE (Had the coffin in his sidecar)

    09/05/2003 7:59:06 AM PDT · by bedolido · 15 replies · 350+ views
    SkyNews ^ | 09/05/03 | Staff Writer
    A motorbiking vicar has complained about being held up by police who stopped him with a coffin in his sidecar which he was taking to a funeral. The Rev Paul Sinclair was taking the body of a dead biker to a crematorium in Yeovil, Somerset, in his motorbike hearse when police flagged him down for not wearing a crash helmet. Mr Sinclair, 37, said he explained that the hearse was taxed as the equivalent of a car, meaning he did not have to wear a crash helmet. But the officers held him up for a further 10 minutes and took...
  • Hearse driver sacked for losing coffin

    08/18/2003 7:18:27 AM PDT · by martin_fierro · 13 replies · 265+ views
    Ananova ^ | 8/18/03
    A Dutch funeral director has sacked a hearse driver for losing a coffin on the way to a funeral. The driver was on his way to a cemetery in Amsterdam when the back door of his hearse suddenly opened and the coffin fell out. The driver did not notice anything amiss and he carried on to the cemetery, leaving the coffin in the middle of the road, reports Het Parool. A bus that was following the hearse pulled up and the driver stopped to pick up the coffin - but not before the incident was spotted by a rival undertaker...