Thieves Swipe Suburban Working as a Hearse and Dump the Body

Matt Posky
by Matt Posky
thieves swipe suburban working as a hearse and dump the body

There wasn’t anything particularly bizarre happening within the automotive realm last week, so our Freaky Friday posting was absent from its usual rotation. However, while our writing staff was finishing its day, two car thieves threw a Hail Mary of weirdness down the field for a touchdown.

A beige Chevrolet Suburban owned by a contractor working for Daniel & Sons Funeral Home was transporting a corpse when witnesses claim 28-year-old Tanya Albrecht stole it from a convenience store parking lot in Bryan, Texas. The SUV had been left unattended with the keys in the ignition, presumably because the owner assumed nobody would want to steal a car with a dead body in the back.

Whether or not Albrecht was aware of the vehicle’s cargo is unclear. We normally associate corpse haulers with a hearse or ambulance, so she might have received quite the shock when she peered into the rearview mirror for the first time. We at least know she didn’t want to keep the body. According to KBTX, police discovered the former individual dumped with a stretcher near a rural road in Brazos County.

True story…hearse stolen in Bryan with body inside, then body dumped in the county!

— W. James Stewart (@ChiefDeputyBCSO) May 19, 2017

A Brazos County Sheriff’s Deputy spotted the Suburban a few hours later and arrested Albrecht and 27-year-old Adam Crow, who has his own last name tattooed onto his neck. The pair were charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, while Albrecht was charged with abuse of a corpse.

The body is now resting comfortably at the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office.

[Image: General Motors]

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