The 25-year-old coffin was found on a street corner in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
Nobody knows who dumped a casket with no body in it. Investigation is ongoing 2 find the people responsible. Not Cool pic.twitter.com/RgOJiQk6oh
— NYPD 83rd Precinct (@NYPD83Pct) May 6, 2015
This is the first time I've ever heard police use the phrase "not cool." But honestly, it fits. Digging up a decrepit coffin and leaving it on the curb is definitely not cool. Even in New York, where leaving stuff on the curb is understood to mean that it's up for grabs. I don't think anybody wants this for their living room.
The decaying casket, estimated to be 25 years old, was found on Piling Street in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn. It wasn't far from Evergreens Cemetery, but it's not clear if it was dug up from there.
The weirdest part is that the coffin didn't contain a body, just a few bones from a hand and a foot. What happened to the rest? Is someone in New York making an army of skeletons? Probably, but I don't imagine this is related.