Car thief takes hearse for a joyride with corpse of 80-year-old man inside

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Police in central Mexico say theyve caught a man who drove off with a hearse – complete with a corpse inside.

The Tlaquepaque police department says on its Facebook page that the hearse had been readied to take the body of an 80-year-old man from a hospital in neighbouring Guadalajara to a funeral home.

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

Members of the Forensic Medical Service and Ministerial Police check the place where seven persons were killed during a party in Tlaquepaque, State of Jalisco, Mexico on July 8, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / ULISES RUIZULISES RUIZ/AFP/Getty Images
A joyrider stole a hearse with the corpse of an 80-year-old man inside (Picture: AFP)

Officers were alerted and they soon spotted the hearse along a highway and detained the suspect, whose name was given only as Annibal Saul N.

Police said on Saturday that hes been turned over to prosecutors.

Both the hearse and the body were recovered.

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