On Tuesday, a man broke into a funeral parlor in Madrid Spain. When police arrived, he tried to hide by playing dead in a glass chamber used for viewings. The cops nabbed him anyway. From the Associated Press:
"The custom here is for dead people to be dressed in suits, in nice clothes that look presentable. This guy was in everyday clothes that were wrinkled and dirty," the police official said...Link (via Fortean Times)
"He was trying to fake being dead, but he was breathing," she said.
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