A woman whose thieving habits may have totally overwhelmed her, has been caught stealing a ring from a corpse which was lying in a funeral home.
The footage shows a woman bent over the coffin apparently fiddling with the dead woman’s hand
The footage which appeared to show a funeral home visitor stealing a ring off a dead woman’s hand has left the grieving family of the deceased ‘sick to the stomach’.
In the clip, the suspected intruder stoops over the coffin seemingly working away at the jewellery as the deceased’s arms move slightly with her efforts.
The video was shared by Vel McKee, whose mother Lois Hicks was due to be buried at the Odessa, Texas, home.
Speaking to OA Online, Mrs McKee said her 88-year-old deceased mum’s skin was torn on her finger due to the force applied by the supposed thief.
Police are now investigating the alleged crime, which Mrs McKee said had left her “sick to my stomach”.
She added: “I can’t believe someone would be that low. It makes me sick to my stomach. Horrible. I hope they catch her. It made me sick. We just never dreamed something like this would happen. Not in a million years.”
The home’s manager, Bill Vallie, revealed that the woman filmed entered the funeral home at 5.27pm looking for the bathroom.
But although she was given directions, she walked into the room where Ms Hicks’ body was lying and reportedly removed the ring.
The home also has CCTV footage of the woman leaving the building and getting into a parked car.
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