Two men in Ireland reportedly propped up a dead man’s corpse and brought it to a local post office to try and collect the dead man’s pension. According to witnesses, the men dragged the body into a post office in Spalestown Road in Carlow town, though staff members were immediately suspicious and contacted the police, the Mirror reports.
- There was a line outside the post office when the men brought the corpse there. The witness, who didn’t want to be named, lives next to the post office and saw everything. “[My daughter] was leaving my house at the time and said the man looked unwell as his feet were dragging the ground,” she recalled. “It’s a small shop and you’re only allowed three at a time with social distancing. People were in shock as they thought he was after having a heart attack.”
- Many of the people present were left shocked and upset by the incident. “It’s a small shop and you’re only allowed three at a time with social distancing. People were in shock as they thought he was after having a heart attack,” the witness continued. “I feel awful for the staff. They’ve suffered so many robberies over the years, they’re worn out. I’ve a 12-year-old daughter and I’m trying to explain to her what happened and sure where do you start. It’s awful.”
- The men didn’t get any money at all. Instead, staff phoned the police before any cash was handed over. In a statement, Gardai said: “Gardaí are investigating all the circumstances surrounding the unexplained death of an elderly male in the Carlow area this morning, Friday 21st January 2022. The services of the Garda Technical Bureau and the Office of the State Pathologist have been requested. A post mortem will be conducted by the Office of the State Pathologist, the results of which will determine the course of the investigation.”
- It’s unclear whether the two men were arrested. Not much has been said as for what became of the two men who propped up the dead man and dragged him to the post office. Authorities are likely waiting until a post-mortem investigation uncovers before taking further action.