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Two men were arrested yesterday in New York's Hell's Kitchen district after failing to convince staff at a "check-cashing store" to honour the welfare cheque of a deceased friend, the New York Times reports. Virgilio Cintron, 66, recently popped his clogs at his apartment at 436 West 52nd Street. His roommate James P. O’Hare and …

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Pirate

Weekend at Bernies III

At least this sequel sounds more exciting than the first two 'Weekend at Bernies' movies.

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Happy

Oops!

Only in America!

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Anonymous Coward

Lucky they weren't in the UK

They have first been arrested for murder, then with supplying a class A drug. Not that they'd investigate a death, determine a cause, then if the cause is suspicious, investigating the crime, then arrest the most likely suspect.

Nope, that's not how it works now in the UK anymore.

You find a dead TV presenter in the bath, you immediately arrest the grieving boyfriend for murder. If he's not there, arrest the nearest calm person for being 'too calm'.

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@Andrew

You're on the right track. Now try spinning out "being bloody silly by wheeling a corpse to a shop to cash a cheque and getting arrested" to fill a two hour movie. I think you'll find it comes out just like the first two.....

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Coat

Re: Lucky they weren't in the UK

He was lucky to *only* get arrested. At least they didn't chase him onto a tube train then stand on him and blow his brains out.

Time to find another country to live methinks...

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Not in the UK.

In the UK they would have probably got the cash and it would have taken the DWP 6 months to notice he was even dead, who would have then spent 3 years trying to take a dead guy to court for the overpaid amount.

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Unhappy

Re: Lucky they weren't in the UK

Here they would have arrested the dead guy for obstructing the side walk. Also 'with his trousers at half mast and a jacket covering his "midesection" ' they have done the corpse for indicent exposure just to make sure they get a conviction.

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@oxo

> Time to find another country to live methinks...

I wholly agree... I nominate Afghanistan or Iraq... your life assurance company might not be so pleased though... :-)

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Unhappy

Re: Lucky they weren't in the UK

not forgetting to charge the corpse with committing an indecent act with an office chair and placing him on the sex offenders register.

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Coat

Dead Wrong

no more jokes here please, you lot are flogging a dead ermm horse..

Dons hat and leaves..

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Happy

Re: Dead Wrong

no more jokes here please, you lot are flogging a dead ermm horse..

Dons hat and leaves..

Why are you wearing leaves? Wouldn't a jacket make more sense? (BoomBOOM!)

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Titsup

I thought the article was educational - I never realized that titsup was a military term (Total Inability To Support Usual Performance) - I always thought it just meant flat on your back as it tits-up - who would have thunked it.

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Coat

Sure is lucky he wasn't in the UK

Over here, he wouldn't have a welfare cheque anyway because they would have sent it with a courier. TNT of course...

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Coat

Need biometrics!!

Of course, the answer to all of this is biometrics. Oh, you need a fingerprint, no problem, I'll get him in here to give it to you. Never mind that the finger has assumed room temperature (or lower). Pay no attention. I have the ID card here somewhere.....

Out the door in great haste.

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@oxo

"He was lucky to *only* get arrested. At least they didn't chase him onto a tube train then stand on him and blow his brains out."

He was in NYC he wouldn't get that far. NYPD shot a guy 41 times because they thought his wallet was gun. NYPD also raped a man with a broom stick in the cop shop.

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@one of the anon

"Dons hat and leaves.."

Surely you actually mean "Dons hat, and leaves.." otherwise WFT were you doing with Don's leaves?

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@ Steve Welsh

And Don's hat, for that matter.

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Dead Vulture

usa is bigger so odds of finding a dead body is higher.

Google news on "palm desert body dumpster".

Just down the road from where I was working someone left a body outside a dumpster for a maintenance worker to find and load. Maybe the "finding" out part was not in the equation at the time; cannot say too much as information not released by police yet. :)

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Anonymous Coward

@oxo

Go on then. Goodbye. Don't stay in touch. Hope you enjoy your new life in Eutopia.

You still here?

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Paris Hilton

what!...no Paris ???

I was soooooo hoping Paris Hilton had something to do with all this, especially when reading "with his trousers at half mast and a jacket covering his "midesection".......but alas no.

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