Drunk man tries to dig up dead father to argue with his corpse
A 44-year-old Kentucky man was arrested Monday night for attempting to dig up his dead father's corpse. The man was reportedly drunk and wanted to settle an argument the father and son formerly had.
Michael D. May arrived at the Pilot Baptist churchyard in Eubank around 10:30 PM. A county sheriff's constable spotted the intoxicated man's pickup truck and pulled into the churchyard. When the officer arrived at the scene, he found the 44-year-old man digging at his father's burial plot with a shovel and pickaxe. The man's father died 30 years ago.
Pastor Greg Haynes spoke with May about the incident. May explained that he wanted to finally settle an argument that he and his father had before his father's death. Haynes told The Daily Beast:
"He said, 'Daddy didn't do things right, and I need to dig him up and get him into heaven.' I said, 'After 30 years, you're a little late on that.' You don't just go digging up your daddy's grave. You just don't. I ain't heard of it."
Apparently this isn't the first time someone attempted to dig up a deceased parent's grave. Watch this video to see another instance:
May had already dug out a two-by-three foot heap of soil by the time the police arrived at the scene. He was arrested before he was able to dig his way to the coffin for the father-son face time he so desperately wanted.
May was charged with public intoxication, possession of marijuana and violating graves. He is currently being kept at the Lincoln County jail.
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