Two men reportedly brought a third man, who was dead, to an Irish post office with hopes of collecting that stiff’s pension payment.
Their plan, like their pal, died.
The Independent reports that the bizarre scene played out Friday morning as the pair dragged the dead man into the Carlow town facility and tried to prop him up, which immediately raised the concern of postal workers. A witness whose daughter saw the deceased being brought to the office said he “looked unwell as his feet were dragging the ground.”
A post office on Staplestown Road in Carlow, Ireland. (Google/)
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The two men apparently trying to pass their dead friend off as alive are said to have known the elderly man. There was a line outside the post office due to COVID restrictions, the report said. Some onlookers were worried that the deceased was alive and in need of emergency services.
“I feel awful for the staff,” the Independent’s witness said. “They’ve suffered so many robberies over the years, they’re worn out.”
Investigators said they are looking into the incident, which will include the services of a pathologist. Ken Murnane, the mayor of the Irish city of Carlow where the odd drama occurred, was baffled by the news.
“I cannot believe anyone would do something like that,” he said. “It beggars belief. I’m just shocked.”