‘Waking Ned Devine’ meets ‘Weekend at Bernie’s’ in bizarre attempt to collect money — Analysis

A witness in an Irish village was shocked to find a man lying on the ground, propped up and trying to claim his pension.

Police were called after a man entered a post office in Ireland’s Carlow, propped up by two others. It was discovered later the men had been attempting to collect on the deceased individual’s earnings under the guise that he was still alive, but were told that the senior resident had to be present in person.

According to Irish media, customers and employees at a Carlow post office became suspicious when they were waiting for their turn, according to the Irish media. One neighbor said her daughter saw the man’s feet dragging as he was pulled into the post office.

The dead man was described by his neighbors as “lovely”And they said they were in “total shock” to discover the attempted scheme, which many social media users found reminiscent of the 1998 film ‘Waking Ned Devine’, which follows a group of townsfolk trying to collect on a winning lottery ticket owned by a recently deceased neighbor, or the US 1989 comedy ‘Weekend at Bernie’s’ in which two men do their best to pretend their dead employer is still among the living.

Carlow Mayor Fianna Fáil Councillor Ken Murnane said he too was “shocked” to learn of the incident, revealing he’s been to that post office many times in the past.

Gardai told local media that they are currently investigating the bizarre incident. An autopsy of the corpse will reveal the location. Meanwhile, a neighboring house has been cordoned off to protect the crime scene.

This story can be shared on social media



Related Articles

Back to top button