I’ve just come home from New York – my first time there. What a town.
Anyway, with New Yorker’s accents still ringing in my ears, I read this and hooted laughing. From SF Gate:
‘Detective Travis Rapp has seen his share of corpses, but this was new: two men wheeling a rigid, pale body down a Manhattan street in a red office chair, drawing a crowd of suspicious onlookers.
Looking out the window of the restaurant where he was having lunch, Rapp initially assumed “it was a mannequin or a dummy,” he said. “I thought it was a joke, honestly.”
A closer inspection showed that it wasn’t. The man was dead, and two of his friends had hauled his corpse to a store to cash his $355 Social Security check, police said. They were arrested before they could get the money.’