Man Fakes Mother's Obit to Take Time Off: Cops

She reads her own obituary in Pennsylvania newspaper
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 12, 2011 3:04 PM CST

(Newser) – Imagine a mother's surprise when she read her obituary in the local news—and learned her own son had written it. But police in northern Pennsylvania say 45-year-old Scott Bennett ran his mother's obituary in the newspaper so he could take bereavement time off from work. Brookville police have charged the creative scribbler with disorderly conduct. No word yet on his mother's reaction, but we know she visited The Derrick newspaper to prove she was still above ground. (The paper's article, hidden behind a paywall: "The Undead Herself Walked In.")

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