Car Thief Made Off With More Than a Lincoln Navigator

Police recover stolen hearse, with body inside, after chase
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 27, 2020 7:20 AM CST
Updated Feb 27, 2020 12:46 PM CST
After Hearse Theft, Man Might Miss His Own Funeral
Los Angeles police officers stand after a pursuit of a stolen hearse with with a casket and body inside on Interstate 110 in South Los Angeles Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. The hearse was stolen from outside a Greek Orthodox church in East Pasadena on Wednesday night. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department...   (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

One of the strangest police chases in a while is in the books, with a suspect in custody. Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies recovered a stolen Lincoln Navigator Thursday morning following a freeway pursuit, reports ABC7. The odd part? The vehicle was doubling as a hearse, and it had been stolen from outside a Pasadena church on Wednesday evening—with a casket and corpse inside. Police recovered both the casket and the body after the chase. One unidentified suspect was in custody. Earlier, the sheriff's office had urged the thief to do the right thing: "Out of all the bad decisions you have made, at least make one good one," read a department tweet. (A similar thing happened in Mexico.)

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