Stealing a game system from anyone is low crime -- you're making off with an object that provides hours of distraction and fun, after all-- but stealing a game system from a corpse might be the lowest crime I've ever heard of, yet it seems to have happened. Police in Montgomery Township, PA allege that Jody Lynn Bennett, 37, lifted a GameBoy from inside the casket of a teenager who died in an auto crash over the weekend.
The GameBoy, GameBoy Light and three cartridges were placed in the coffin of 17-year-old Bradley “Boog” David-McCombs Jr. who died when he flipped his SUV. Apparently, Bennett attended the public viewing of Boog, and lifted the GameBoy his family intended he take to his eternal resting place. Bennett then reportedly fled into the night.
Perhaps Bennett believes that a dead man doesn't need a game system anyway, but if he figured wrongly, and The Dead do have some agency beyond this vale of tears, I can only assume that the rest of Bennett's life will be cursed, and he will be hounded to the ends of the earth by the wrathful spirit of Bradley “Boog” David-McCombs Jr. Although, honestly I doubt Bennett thought beyond the few dollars he could get for the GameBoy and the crystal meth is might buy.
The suspect's aunt, Dianna Bennett, described her nephew this way: "He has been into drugs, he's into alcohol. He's just messed up." Indeed.