Police: Woman Says Brother Claimed He Exhumed Father

Authorities said they're investigating after a woman called police and said her brother exhumed their father early Tuesday morning.

Officers responded to a call that someone was breaking into a hearse at the Hughes Crown Hill Funeral Home at 9700 Webb Chapel Road, police said. The suspect had already left when officers arrived at 12:58 a.m.

Police said officers then responded to another call from a woman who said her brother dug their father out of his grave and took his body to a home in the 2000 block of Browder Street. When officers arrived at 1:28 a.m., the woman said her brother had played a prank on her and that their father remained in his grave.

While responding to the second call, police said they noticed the woman's brother matched the description of the suspect in the first call about the funeral home burglary. Officers said they arrested him for public intoxication.

Police said they contacted the funeral home that owned the casket and are investigating the incident.

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