Man Allegedly Steals Game Boys From Teenager’s Casket

Man Allegedly Steals Game Boys From Teenager’s Casket

Jody Lynn Bennett, 37, of Mentcle, Pa. was apparently in need of a Game Boy on Wednesday. So he popped by the local funeral home and allegedly picked a couple up—from the open casket of a dead 17-year-old.

Bradley McCombs Jr. (pictured), a high school junior, died on Christmas Day when his car crashed into a utility pole. His funeral was Wednesday, and, as a tribute to one of his hobbies, one imagines, his family placed Game Boys and Game Boy cartridges in the casket. And Bennett—whose family is friends with the McCombses—arrived, apparently unable to tell the difference between “coffin” and “goodie bag”:

The boy’s uncle, Robert McCombs Jr., approached Bennett after Bennett got in his vehicle and was about to drive away.

He asked Bennett about a missing Game Boy.

“The defendant told the uncle that he did not have the Game Boy,” according to the affidavit of probable cause.

“The uncle then told the defendant that he could see the Game Boy inside the vehicle. The defendant then produced the Game Boy and returned it to the uncle.”

As that video system was being returned to the casket, family members noticed that a Game Boy Light and three games were missing.

Oy. Well, on the one hand, the guy managed to grave rob without having to dig up a grave, which is a sort of monumentally disturbing crime. On the other hand? Bennet, according to his aunt, is “into alcohol” and is “just messed up.” So I’ll just say this is “the weirdest sad story I’ve read this week” and call it a post.

[The Tribune-Democrat]