Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Bernie may be dead, but he's still the life of the party!
A New York judge cleared two men of forgery and other charges Tuesday in relation to a cheque-cashing experiment gone wrong.
The men allegedly wheeled their dead friend, who had just died of Parkinson's, around NYC in an office chair. They were attempting to cash his $355 Social Security cheque. An on-duty detective noticed something was awry when pedestrians gathered around the corpse outside a bank. The case was ultimately thrown out because the time of death could not be determined.
What the article failed to mention was what happened after the cheque was cashed.
The men took the money, bought their dead friend an incognito, tropical outfit and headed South. They began living a life of luxury in their dead friend's summer home, using his boat and social network with reckless abandon. At social functions they would prop the lifeless corpse up, even putting a drink in the dead man's hand to give the impression that he was still living (and boozing!!!). Sometimes they would lift his hand up as if he were waving.
A big party was eventually thrown where hot chicks wore next to nothing. Everyone got laid and laughs lasted well into the 1993 sequel.