I heard a news story yesterday that was just plain unbelievable. A widow, Jane Doe (not her real name) was arrested for continuing to cash her husbands Social Security checks after he had died.
Now, normally, a Funeral Home will notify Social Security of a death, in this case there was not funeral director involved, yet.
Mr. Doe died this past March and the arrest was made in October of this year. So what's the hold up?
Before he died Mr. Doe told Mrs. Doe that she should just keep his remains at home, open all the doors and windows so the birds could come in and eat his body. She followed his request.
After the arrest, or during, officials found the body on the living room floor unmolested by birds. Mrs. Doe explained the birds wouldn't get near the corpse and only went as far as the air conditioner. There was no explanation of the involvement of the air conditioner.
I think Mr. Doe told his wife of the arrangement so she would be arrested and someone would take care of her; there cannot possibly be any other reason. She clearly needs the help. It's a true story, you just cannot make this stuff up - well I could but not this time.