It was almost your typical boy's night out: drinking, a jaunt to the strip club and an ATM run for cash -- except that two Colorado men chose to do it with their dead friend's corpse.
Prosecutors have charged Robert Jeffrey Young, 43, and Mark Rubinson, 25, with abusing a corpse, identity theft and criminal impersonation. It is unclear how Jeffrey Jarrett died, but the men are not charged in his death. The cause of death is pending toxicology tests, CBS News reported.
The two men reportedly found Jarrett unresponsive at his house late on Aug. 27, before loading him into Rubinson's car and taking him to a local bar and grill, where they drank on his tab.
Investigators allege the men stopped at a restaurant, returned Jarrett's body to his home, used Jarrett's ATM card and withdrew $400 at the strip club Shotgun Willie's before reporting Jarrett's death.
A member of Jarrett's family told CBS Station KCNC that Jarrett was a loving father, a graduate of Colorado State University and a hockey player.
Taking a deceased person in a car, I mean, it just seems totally wrong, the family member, who asked not to be identified, told KCNC.
His family wants to know how he died, and whether he could have been saved if his friends had called for help.
This is a bizarre and unfortunate crime, Denver Police Department spokesman Sonny Jackson told KCNC. This isn't anything you want to have happen to a loved one.