We interrupt this rally for what must be the funniest story I have read in I don’t know how long:
Even for the once-notorious Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood, it may
have been a first: Two men were arrested on Tuesday after pushing a
corpse, seated in an office chair, along the sidewalk to a
check-cashing store to cash the dead man’s Social Security check, the
When Virgilio Cintron, 66, died at his
apartment at 436 West 52nd Street recently, his roommate and a friend
saw an opportunity to cash his $355 check, the police said.
did not go about it the easy way, the police said, choosing a ruse that
resembled the plot of “Weekend at Bernie’s,” a film about two young men
who prop up their dead employer to pretend that he is alive.
You may now return to your previously scheduled activities . . .
Corpse Wheeled to Check-Cashing Store Leads to 2 Arrests
BRUCE LAMBERT and CHRISTINE HAUSER
NYT, January 9, 2008