06 April 2010

"No, no... he's not dead..."

"...he's, he's restin'!" ...

Staff became suspicious when the women tried to check in the man, who was wearing sunglasses, for a flight to Berlin on Saturday.

The women, aged 41 and 66, were arrested on "suspicion" of failing to give notification of a death.
Suspicion... seriously?

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UPDATE: Original article airbrushed

The man has now been identified as 91 year-old Curt Willi Jarrant and the infelicitous reference to him having been dead for a day has been removed.

Note that, despite all the nicey-nice editing... the charges have not been dropped.


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Are you sure his name wasn't Bernie as in weekend at ;)

Neo Conservative said...

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"anon asks... sure his name wasn't Bernie"

yup... first thing i thought of when i read this story.

truth, fortunately or unfortunately, is indeed stranger than fiction.

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