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Thief in Mexico tries to steal hearse, with body inside

AP

Police in central Mexico have caught a man who made off with a hearse — with a corpse inside.

The Tlaquepaque police department said the hearse had been readied to take the body of an 80-year-old man from a hospital in neighboring Guadalajara to a funeral home.

A 40-year-old man has admitted seeing the keys left in the vehicle and deciding to take it late Friday night.

Officers were alerted and soon spotted the hearse along a highway and detained the suspect, whose name was given only as Annibal Saul N., who has been turned over to prosecutors.

Both the hearse and the body were recovered.