Returned for insufficient payment

October 1992: Evans Mortuary played hardball. When a customer didn't make full payment, they simply returned the body, right to the customer's doorstep. More details here, including these lines:

"I called the police, and they said, `How do you know it's your father?' " said 37-year-old Larry Bojarski. "And I told them, `I see his face. I know what he looks like!' What am I supposed to do with the body? He's my father."

And from the mortician:

"Who says I dumped him there? I left him there," mortician Newell Evans said. When told other funeral homes considered it unethical, he replied, "They can run their establishments as they see fit, and I will run mine my way."

The mortician was charged with abuse of a corpse, but eventually acquitted.

Salem Statesman Journal - Oct 14, 1992

     Posted By: Alex - Sun Jul 01, 2018
     Category: Death | 1990s

What happens when you don't pay your exorcist? You get repossessed! (Sorry, someone had to say it, might as well be me.)

I imagine the funeral home just got tired of being stiffed.
Posted by Phideaux on 07/01/18 at 12:32 PM
I can't find fault on the part of the mortician. He is running a business, after all. Some people just don't seem to get the idea that you get what you pay for and if you don't pay, you shouldn't get it.

Dad and Mom bought prepaid plans for their cremations after their passing. The cost of each was / will be about $2000 (Dad is still alive.), including pickup and return. Saves any headaches on the part of the us kids.
Posted by KDP on 07/01/18 at 01:54 PM
The son paid almost 50% on Saturday, and the body gets returned on MONDAY? I suspect there was something else going on here.
Posted by Frank P on 07/02/18 at 11:46 AM
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