Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Another embarrassing Carter County story

O.K. It's getting ridiculous at this point. Another insane thing has happened in Carter County, and I must share it while in the midst of wild fits of laughter and tears. The Carter County Rescue Squad held a press conference today because the sheriff ordered the county commission to investigate a decision they made not to transport a decaying body in one of their vehicles. Some guy had been dead for 4 days, and the rescue squad didn't want to transport the body because they said it would contaminate the vehicle irreparably. SO - the sheriff and the county coroner hauled the body in a pick-up truck to the hospital for autopsy. It is not known if the body was even placed in a body bag. Rumor has it there was only a tarp thrown over the top of it.

The real clincher of the story, though, which has the family of the dead man frazzled, is that, on the way to the hospital with the body, the sheriff and the coroner stopped at a Texaco in Hampton for a cup of coffee, went inside and sat down.

4 Comments:

Blogger bill said...

I have been to that Texaco. They do have outstanding coffee!

Thursday, August 19, 2004 6:45:00 AM  
Blogger Brook said...

and if it weren't for that new state law requiring a tarp cover for anything in the back on the truck... well lets just say that cuppa coffee would have been a much more interesting stop.

Thursday, August 19, 2004 6:51:00 AM  
Blogger tony not Tony said...

but, did they cuff the corpse so it wouldn't try an escape?

cue twin peaks music...

Thursday, August 19, 2004 5:08:00 PM  
Blogger Roland said...

Well at least they didn't tie him to the fender like a deer

Tuesday, August 24, 2004 4:03:00 PM  

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