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Courier Corpse Cock-Up Ships a Dead Woman's Torso to an Unsuspecting Office Block

By Sam Gibbs on at

Imagine you’re just minding your own business, doing your day job and unpacking the morning's post. You find something quite large, but that’s not unusual. You hurriedly strip away the packaging on the box marked “perishable”, but instead of steaks or some other fancy food you find a human arm. If that wasn’t enough you dig a little deeper and find the whole chest of a deceased woman – would you freak out? Is someone trying to send you a message?

That’s precisely what happened after a courier balls-up sent a corpse, aimed at a medical facility in Florida, 1500 miles off-course to an office block in Massachusetts – the headquarters for a wholesale club shop like Makro in the UK.

Ironically the wholesaler apparently offers funeral goods, complete next day shipping for that “I just have to have it right now” coffin craving, but thankfully the corpse just needed taping back up and passing on. I think I’d have run for the hills – it’s not quite a horse’s head in your bed, but a corpse in a box? You don’t want to end up sleeping with the fishes do you? [The Register]

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