(Not so) Sudden Death: Dead Man on Wheels


NEW YORK (Reuters) – Two New York men wheeled the corpse of their friend around the sidewalks of midtown Manhattan in an office chair in a failed attempt to cash his $355 Social Security check, police said.

Virgilio Cintron, 66, had died of natural causes when two of his friends, both aged 65, brought him to a check-cashing store in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood Tuesday.

“They were trying to pass him off as still being alive,” police spokesman Paul Browne said.
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