There might be an extra ring in Dante's Inferno for this guy.
A 37-year-old Pennsylvania man has been charged with desecrating a casket after he reportedly stole a handheld video game system from a deceased high schooler's casket.
Jody Lynn Bennett was arrested in Hillsdale, PA after family members of 17-year-old Bradley McCombs -- who died on Christmas in a car accident -- noticed that two video game systems and three games from McCombs's casket had gone missing. The uncle suspected Bennett and approached him.
From the Tribune-Democrat:
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.
Bennett is now facing a slew of charges, including misdemeanor counts of desecration, theft or sale of venerated objects; abuse of a corpse; institutional vandalism; theft; receiving stolen property; disorderly conduct and harassment.
His aunt, who said the family is thoroughly embarrassed, put it best: “He’s just messed up.”