Surveillance footage captured a woman stealing a ring from a corpse’s finger that was on display at a Texas mortuary last week.
In the video, the unidentified woman appears to be twisting the finger of 88-year-old Lois Hicks whose casket was open at the Sunset Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home in Odessa, according to the Huffington Post.
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“I can’t believe someone would be that low,” Hicks’ daughter Vel McKee reportedly said. “It makes me sick to my stomach. Horrible. I hope they catch her.” McKee had left her late mother’s side only 15 minutes before the corpse was violated.
The woman from the footage — who reportedly tore part of Hicks’ skin during the robbery — is not even someone known to the family, just a creepy lady who apparently scams the dead for jewelry.
The local police posted the video on its Facebook page and described the culprit as a “heavy set white female wearing a brown long sleeve sweater, black sweat pants and black sandals” in hopes that the public could assist in locating her.
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In addition to being publicly recognized as the worst human being possible for stealing from the dead, once she is caught, the thief will be heading to jail over a measly 10 bucks.
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