A couple of morticians got fired after they were spotter parking a hearse with a deceased’s body INSIDE in front of Dunkin’ Donuts for some coffee time. While the body was still inside!
If you thought funeral homes were taking good care of the remains of your late loved ones, think again!
According to official reports, a couple of former funeral home employees were fired after they were spotted parking their hearse in front of a Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant. The two morticians went for a coffee break while there was a deceased person’s body still inside in the hearse. One of the men was the driver of the hearse, while the other one was a funeral director. They were transporting the body of a deceased veteran, named Lieutenant Jesse Colman, from Clearwater, Florida, US, to Lecanto, Florida. The morticians had to make a 90 miles long drive and they decided to make a stop at a Dunkin’ Donuts coffee shop on the way to get some coffee. One of the people, who were present at the Dunkin’ Donuts parking lot, filmed a video of how the two morticians left the body unattended inside the hearse and later posted it on Facebook.
The funeral home’s officials, who had hired the two men, saw the video on the social media. Jim Rudolph, the president of the funeral home, immediately fired the morticians from their positions. He spoke to the media about it and shared that the deceased man’s widow didn’t want to press any charges and didn’t even want to get the two men fired, regardless of their actions. However, Rudolph stated that their actions were completely unacceptable, because there is always supposed to be a person in the hearse if there’s a body in it and because staff members aren’t allowed to make stops when they are transferring the body of a deceased veteran.