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Cops: Speeding Russian Hearse Full of Illicit Caviar

(Newser) - Police in Russia's far east stopped a hearse speeding on a highway—only to find half a ton of caviar stashed inside. The Interior Ministry said on Tuesday the hearse was caught speeding on the road connecting Khabarovsk, not far from the Chinese border, to a city further north.... More »

Cops: Guy Steals Hearse to Frame an Enemy

Genius plot fizzles, however

(Newser) - It's the weirdest story about a stolen hearse you'll ever hear. Police in Buffalo say 28-year-old Michael Healing stole an empty hearse from outside a church last week as part of a crazy scheme to frame his drug dealer, reports the Buffalo News . Healing had allegedly stolen $11,... More »

Hearse Stolen Outside Church, Casket Inside

Family chases down thief four blocks away

(Newser) - A pastor's wife says a hearse was stolen from outside a Southern California church ahead of funeral services with a casket inside. The Los Angeles Times reports that the hearse was idling outside Ebenezer Baptist Church in South Los Angeles while the funeral director arranged flowers for Saturday morning... More »

Funeral Goes Wrong When Thief Steals Hearse, Body

Deceased would have found it all really funny, says sister-in-law

(Newser) - It's tough to hold a funeral when someone's driven off with the body. That's apparently what happened at a recent memorial in Australia, Gawker reports. Shortly before the event, a funeral home worker was getting the hearse ready when "this guy jumped out of the bushes,... More »

Hearse Driver Dies En Route to Funeral

Woman found slumped over wheel of hearse in Beverly Hills

(Newser) - Today's dispatch from the Irony Department: Beverly Hills police responded to a report of a body slumped over in the driver's seat of a hearse parked near the Beverly Hills Hotel at about 3pm yesterday—and discovered that the hearse's driver apparently died while transporting a body... More »

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