Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Only in New York

God, I love this city:

NEW YORK -- Two men were arrested Tuesday after wheeling a dead man through the streets in an office chair to a check-cashing store and trying to cash his Social Security check, police said.

David J. Dalaia and James O'Hare pushed Virgilio Cintron's body from the Manhattan apartment O'Hare and Cintron shared about a block away to Pay-O-Matic, spokesman Paul Browne said witnesses told police.

"The witnesses saw the two pushing the chair with Cintron flopping from side to side and the two individuals propping him up and keeping him from flopping from side to side," Browne said.


You know, when something raises eyebrows in NYC, it's gotta be good. If they'da left him in a double-parked car in a bus lane, nobody would have noticed. Heh ...


A police detective who was having lunch at a restaurant next to the check-cashing store noticed a crowd forming around Cintron's body and "it's immediately apparent to him that Cintron is dead," Browne said.


And I bet people were standing around arguing about it too.

"Look at that guy, he's dead."

"No he's not, they're performance artists."

"He doesn't seem to be breathing."

"He's a mime, that's it!"

"Maybe they're medical students? Is it Hell Week at Columbia?"

I'm surprised a brownie from Traffic didn't put a ticket on him for blocking the sidewalk.

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