A 21-year-old Hungarian stole a hearse from the yard of the hospital of Salgótarján late Tuesday evening. According to the authorities, the vehicle was empty at the time of the crime and belonged to a local mortician. Police already caught the perpetrator.
According to 24.hu, the police department of Salgótarján launched a theft investigation against a 21-year-old man. The perpetrator went up to a hearse parked in the yard of the hospital of Salgótarján at 9:45 pm on Tuesday. Interestingly, he started the engine with the key left inside. Afterwards, he left the hospital and travelled to Karancsalja, a village just six kilometres away from the Northern-Hungarian city.
However, he was not an experienced driver, so due to the unprofessional use,
the car malfunctioned and stopped.
Then, the man stole the car keys and a briefcase containing not only cash and the mortician’s bank cards but also his personal documents and electric cigarette.
Police soon caught the perpetrator and claimed everything back. The 21-year-old admitted to his deed and said that
he just wanted to drive a car.
As of yet, nobody has said anything about the damage he caused to the hearse.
We wrote HERE about some other bizarre crimes in Hungary. For example, a swindler tried to extort money from elderly people with a trick a couple of days before. The Romanian man said that he was from Iran and that
his carpet was a Persian rug.
He was kind to his victims and even offered them a ride home in his car. At first, the charlatan tried to offer the carpet for his victims free of charge, but when they arrived at the elderly person’s home, he immediately changed his behaviour. He always managed to force more money out of his victims than what the rug was worth.
In another case, two men
robbed a jewellery store and managed to escape with a big hit, a total of €11,000.
The Police have not yet found the perpetrators, but a camera recorded them as they left. The stolen jewellery includes watches, rings, necklaces, bracelets, and medals.
The Fejér County Police Headquarters reported before that a 26-year-old man from Kisláng had been caught a mere hour after two victims’ bodies were found. The crime was discovered when, on early Sunday morning, a man did not find his friend. When he decided to visit the other man’s home, he was shocked to find blood trails around the house. He immediately called the authorities and, thanks to the thorough search and expertise of the investigators, the assumed perpetrator has been caught and is awaiting further action. The 26-year-old is accused of murder.
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