7:05 pm December 9, 2011, by Christopher Seward
So, how far would you go to make up an excuse to get paid time off from your job?
Police say a Pennsylvania man advertised in a local newspaper that his mother had gone to the great beyond, according to an Associated Press report.
Brookville Police Chief Ken Dworek said Scott Bennett, 45, wrote up the obituary notice for The Jefferson Democrat because he didn’t want to get fired for taking time off. Bennett’s occupation wasn’t provided.
It wasn’t until relatives called the northwestern Pennsylvania newspaper to say Mom was very much alive, and to prove it, she showed up on the newspaper’s doorsteps.
The plot (no pun intended) landed Bennett in jail on a disorderly conduct charge.
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