Dead Weight: Women Try to Check in Corpse on Flight to Berlin

Police in in the Liverpool John Lennon Airport have arrested two women aged 41 and 66 for the crime of trying to sneak the body of a dead relative on a flight to Berlin. They face the relatively low charge of failing to give notification of death.

The women reportedly put the man in a wheelchair with sunglasses and tried to check him in ala Weekend With Bernie.

The women are German nationals who live in Oldham.

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7 thoughts on “Dead Weight: Women Try to Check in Corpse on Flight to Berlin”

  1. Their first clue was that the metal detector kept flat lining when the ladies were wheeling the gentleman through security.

  2. Buddha,

    I have a dead relative that was kept on life support for two months waiting for a quarterly dividend check to be deposited in the bank. Then all of a sudden she was declared dead. Everyone including the hospital profited from this.

    While she was being kept alive, the family went through her house searching for items of value and of course a copy of the will.


    If you remember Howard Robard Hughes. He really died in Mexico and was not declared dead until the plane was 10 mile from the Texas Shore. Hmm, makes one wonder.

  3. BIL,right on time:

    “Brooklyn D.A.: Man impersonates dead mother to collect $115,000 in Social Security, rent subsidies”

    He may be the ultimate mama’s boy.

    A Brooklyn man is accused of donning a wig, nail polish and dresses to impersonate his dead mom and collect $115,000 in Social Security and rent subsidies.

    For six years, Thomas Prusik-Parkin hoodwinked a stunning array of government agencies with his elaborate charade – using a cane, heavy makeup, fake ID and a phony “nephew,” law enforcement sources said.

  4. AY,

    Don’t underestimate the stupidity that the love of money will inspire.

  5. AY,it really happens in other places:

    Corpse Wheeled to Check-Cashing Store Leads to 2 Arrests

    Published: January 9, 2008
    Even for the once-notorious Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood, it may have been a first: Two men were arrested on Tuesday after pushing a corpse, seated in an office chair, along the sidewalk to a check-cashing store to cash the dead man’s Social Security check, the police said.

  6. This is kinda funny. I wonder if people are really that cheap?

  7. They need to see the sequel of Weekend….But then again paying for dead cargo space is about 3 times more expensive than regular cargo. Just remember at Southwest the Second Bag still fly’s free….

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