Two Men Drag Corpse Into Post Office To Claim His Pension


NEW YORK (VINnews) — Irish police opened an investigation into a bizarre incident in which two men carried a dead body into an Irish post office in an apparent attempt to claim his pension. The The deceased pensioner was allegedly  “propped up” by the men as they walked into the building in County Carlow on Friday morning.

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The outlandish series of events began when one of the men entered the post office at about 11.30 AM Friday, asking to collect a pension payment for an older man, according to a report by the Irish Times. He was refused, as staff informed him that the pensioner would have to be present in order for the money to be handed over.

The man returned soon after with two other men, one of whom was in his 60s and appeared to be being supported by the two others. The younger men asked to be given his pension payment.

No cash was handed over and the two men fled the scene, abandoning the man’s body after a woman who had become suspicious raised the alarm with a staff member. The deceased man is reported to have been well known to the men who had been carrying his body.

Gardaí (Irish police) said they were investigating “all the circumstances surrounding the unexplained death of an elderly male in the Carlow area”. A postmortem will be conducted.

A woman living beside the post office said her daughter saw the two men carrying the deceased man into the building. “She was leaving my house at the time and said the man looked unwell as his feet were dragging [along] the ground,” the woman, who did not want to be named, told the Irish Independent.

The mayor of Carlow, Fianna Fáil councillor Ken Murnane, said he was “absolutely shocked” to hear the news. “I heard there was a commotion in the post office,” he told the newspaper. “I go by there all the time and it’s a very busy post office – normally there’d be a queue out the door there.

“I was absolutely shocked to hear about what happened. I cannot believe anyone would do something like that. It beggars belief, I’m just shocked.”


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