A Vietnam war veteran has disclosed that burglars recently broke into his house and smoked his dead wife’s ashes apparently in a failed attempt to get high.
Philip McMullen told FOX 10 that some hoodlums broke into his Citronelle, Alabama home in his absence last week and made away with his chain saw, generator and other stuff. The burglars also tried to get into his gun safe.
But before they left, McMullen revealed that some of them took his wife’s ashes from a plastic box and tried to smoke it using a homemade pipe, believing it was drugs.
‘They even took my wife’s ashes off my headboard, strewed them around, looked like they tried to smoke some of them or something,’ he said.
McMullen believes the burglars were deceived by the fact that the ashes was not stored inside an urn as is the normal tradition, but they realized that quickly enough after discovering that the stuff they were smoking was not getting them high, or as McMullen put it, ‘I bet that was a nasty taste when they [did] that though.’
‘I guess they figured out this stuff ain’t worth smoking, so they threw it up underneath one of my toolboxes,’ McMullen said.
McMullen said the theft made him very angry, saying, ‘It makes me want to fight again.’
The burglary case is still being investigated by Alabama police.