CIENEGA SPRINGS, Ariz. – A man snorkeling in the Colorado River near the Arizona and California border was terrified — and later embarrassed — when he came across two fake human skeletons sitting in lawn chairs about 40 feet underwater.
The man reported the skeletons to the La Paz County Sheriff’s Office on Monday, launching a hunt for what authorities believed could be real bodies.
It turned out the skeletons were fake and had been strategically placed to appear as if they were sitting together, their lawn chairs bound to large rocks. A diver from the Buckskin Fire Department captured the scene on a video camera attached to his head. The sheriff’s office called the scene a tea party.
The skeletons are wearing sunglasses, and one is holding a sign that includes the words “Bernie” and “dream in the river,” although the entire sign is not legible. Read the rest of this entry »
In a scene reminiscent of Weekend at Bernie’s, the family of a dead Puerto Rican boxer propped up his embalmed body at his wake in a fake boxing ring on Friday and posed for photographs with the corpse.
The family was honoring the wishes of slain boxer Christopher Rivera, who was shot to death on January 26, according to police.