Burglars snort dead dad's ashes
Cremains confusion for right bunch of Charlies
Florida cops have cuffed a burglary gang who broke into a house and stole the ashes of the owner's father, believing they were illicit narcotics.
The victim returned to her Silver Springs residence to discover she was short of a few items, including electronics and jewellery. Rather more disturbing was the absence of the ashes of her departed dad, and those of her two Great Danes.
Investigating detectives subsequently learned that Waldo Soroa, 19 (pictured left), Jose David Diaz Marrero, 19 (centre), and Matrix Andaluz, 18 (right), as well as two unnamed juveniles, had lifted the "cremains" hoping for a fix of cocaine or heroin.
"It was soon discovered that the suspects snorted some of the ashes believing they were snorting cocaine," local Fox News reports.
Once the penny had dropped, the master criminals ditched their booty, which police are trying to locate.
The quintet are charged with a raft of offences for their escapade, as well as an "attempted residential burglary" in the same area. ®
Matrix Andaluz gets our vote for name of the month, even if the poor lad won't be collecting a crim of the year award.