Try explaining this one to your parents. I think they would have been a lot better off if it was actually cocaine.

Here’s a fun one. A trio of teenagers rummaged through a Missouri home when they discovered through Facebook postings that its owner, Debora Matthews, was out of town. They came away with nearly $3,000 in cash and valuables and, they thought, a fancy box filled with cocaine.

That wasn’t quite the case:

A trio of teenage burglars (…) thought they got away with a stash of cocaine they found in a wooden box, only to later discover that the powder was actually the cremated remains of the homeowner’s father, police report.


She says the three thought the ashes stored in a container was cocaine, but after they tasted it, they realized what they had really stolen. However, instead of bring it back, they scattered the ashes all over the highway as they fled.

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