Two Florida men are currently out of a job after a man discovered that, while transporting the body of a deceased veteran to his funeral, they’d made a pit stop at Dunkin’ Donuts.
Rob Carpenter‘s photo of the blatant coffin quickly went viral, and the two men, employees of Veteran’s Funeral Care in Clearwater, Fl., were subsequently fired.
Carpenter also managed to scold the two men for leaving the remains of Ltc. Jesse Coleman, a veteran of both Korea and Vietnam, unattended. As he recounted to WFLA:
He took video, snapped a photo and then confronted the funeral home workers when they returned, coffee and a bag of doughnuts in hand.
Carpenter, whose own father served this country in the military, described his confrontation with the driver.
“I’m like, ‘Is this really a body in here?’ and he says, ‘Yes,’ and I said, ‘So you have a dead soldier in the back of your hearse and you’re stopping to get coffee?’ And he didn’t say anything.”
The funny thing is, if this were Boston, we’re 70% sure the deceased vet wouldn’t mind one last Dunkin Donut’s run before going to his eternal rest.