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Corpse Wheeled to Check-Cashing Store Leads to 2 Arrests

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posted on Jan, 14 2008 @ 08:23 PM
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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 police said.

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.

They 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.




Oh man that's funny. I can see it now, they're watching Weekend at Bernie's 2 and a lightbulb goes off over their heads. It flickers for a moment, then dies, then gets tapped and lights back up a little.




posted on Jan, 14 2008 @ 08:33 PM
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Weekend at Bernie's was the first thing that came to mind when I read about this. One must really wonder what these men would have done if they reached the store and while wheeling this body along.



posted on Jan, 14 2008 @ 08:39 PM
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They did it all wrong. They needed big sunglasses, a Hawaiian shirt (despite it being mid January) and a margarita with a straw taped to his lip.

I love the bit about the crowd gathering outside as they tried to push the desk chair into the check cashing place. I bet they were thinking the same thing. "What the hell is he doing".



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