Man in Mexico steals hearse with body inside, police say

A man in Mexico was arrested Friday after stealing a hearse that still had a body inside, according to police.

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The Tlaquepaque Police Department said in a Facebook post the 40-year-old man, whose name was only given as Annibal Saul N., took the vehicle after seeing the keys left inside.

The hearse, a Cadillac Escalade, had been readied to take the body of an 80-year-old man from a hospital in neighboring Guadalajara to a funeral home.

It's not yet clear if the man knew the body was inside at the time when he took the vehicle.

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Officers later spotted the hearse on a highway and arrested the suspect, who has since been turned over to prosecutors. Police said on Facebook they were able to recover the vehicle and the body inside.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.