BRYAN, Texas — Talk about grave robbers.
A Texas couple were arrested after stealing a hearse land then tossing the body that was in the back out on the side of a country road.
The pair took the vehicle, an unmarked tan Chevy Suburban, early Friday after the driver left it idling in a convenience store parking lot while he went in to buy something to eat.
The body that had been in the back was found a couple of hours later still strapped to a gurney and covered with a sheet alongside a rural road about 10 miles from where the vehicle had been stolen, the Brazos County Sheriff’s office said.
Investigators caught up with the thieves later in the day when cops spotted the stolen hearse driving on a rural road.
Police identified the couple as Adam Crow, 27, and Tanya Labrecht, 28. Both were charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, and Albrecht was hit with a charge of abusing of a corpse.