Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 17 September 2014

Burglars found asleep in coffins

A man was arrested after he was discovered asleep in a coffin in Tennessee

Police in Tennessee were called to a funeral home where workers found two intruders sleeping inside coffins.

The employees at Weaver's Funeral Home in Bristol called police at about 10.30am on Tuesday after finding two men asleep in the coffins. The men fled through a window after police were alerted, the Bristol Herald Courier reported.

One man escaped, but police caught and arrested Barrett Lance Hartsock, who was charged with burglary and vandalism.

Police said the coffins the two men were sleeping in had been damaged.

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