*Imagine sitting in the church pews, with arms around family and friends overcome with the loss of their loved one; when all of a sudden it is announced that the body won’t be showing up after all.
BECAUSE SOMEBODY STOLE THE HEARSE WITH THE BODY IN IT!
A double heartbreak for the family of 19-year-old Jonté Lee Reed who family expected to bury on Saturday morning at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Los Angeles.
After hearing the news several of those in attendance had to give chase.
The suspect was reportedly mentally ill and later arrested.
But check this out: Some family members on their way to the funeral had been notified about the theft and saw a hearse passing them near 52nd and Main streets, about four blocks from the Baptist church. They made the driver pull over and began angrily arguing with him.
Reed’s aunt, Johnnie Fortune told KTLA:
As I got here, everybody’s outside, there’s no hearse. There’s no body They brought the hearse back on a truck.
KTLA reports the suspect will be charged with auto theft.
Catherine Saillant at The Los Angeles Times has the details.