Morgue employee pretends to be dead for April Fools; gets cremated
Wrong prank in the wrong place.
It’s April Fools. Everyone wants to prank their friends, family and even customers, but this man got it very wrong. 27-year old Thomas McClure is now an ex-employee of a morgue in Boston, after he tried to prank his coworkers by pretending he was dead.
To achieve his goal, he took an overdose of sleeping pills, with the idea that he was gonna be so unconscious that there would be no way to wake him up. And everything went exactly as planned: He took the pills in the morning and started doing his job. A few minutes later, he fell asleep on the floor and no one was able to wake him up. They tried pouring water on his face, slapping him, but nothing worked.
The prank worked like a charm, and all the employees were sad because they thought their friend was dead. Unfortunately, they reached to the conclusion that he was, indeed, dead, and decided to cremate him.
After 5 hours passed, the family of McClure came to visit him. They bade farewell to him, and he was finally cremated.
Later on, they found McClure sleeping pills in his car. At first they were confused, because it appeared to be a suicide attempt, but the amount of pills he took were not enough to kill him. They found out he was still alive, but not anymore…
The police will open an investigation to determine if it was suicide or murder.