In a scene straight out of the '80s comedy Weekend at Bernie's, a Denver pair took a dead friend out partying and used his ATM card for a night out on the town.
Robert Jeffrey Young, 43, and Mark Rubinson, 25, drove recently deceased Jeffrey Jarrett around to multiple Denver area nightclubs -- all while using the man's card to pay for activities that included a trip to a strip club, according to police.
Denver prosecutors have charged the two men with abusing a corpse, identity theft, and criminal impersonation, for their night out on the town with their dead friend.
According to police, the pair arrived at Jarrett's house and found him unresponsive. But rather than call the authorities, the pair decided to load Jarrett in the back of Rubinson's Lincoln Navigator to go to bars, a burrito restaurant, and finally a strip club. The pair withdrew $400 from Jarrett's account for the Shotgun Willie's strip club, but authorities were unsure if they used the man's ATM code to get the funds.
This is a bizarre and unfortunate crime, Denver Police Department spokesman Sonny Jackson told the Denver Post. This isn't anything you want to have happen to a loved one. You want them treated with respect in death.
According to police it wasn't until 4 a.m. that the duo decided to flag down a police officer and inform him that Jarrett might be dead at his house.
A relative told the Denver Post that the family wants to know how Jarrett died, specifically whether he could have been saved if the pair called for help instead of going out to drdenver pair take dead friend out to bars. The relative hoped that if proven to be at fault the pair is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.