A Santee man's body being shipped to a Pennsylvania research lab ended up at a Philadelphia pet shop, but his widow said in remarks published today that she laughed it off since her husband was himself a practical joker.
US Airways Cargo, which was in charge of shipping Jon Kenoyer's body, issued an apology for mix-up that the company blamed on a miscommunication with the driver.
Kenoyer, a retired postal carrier, died Friday of complications from the early onset of Alzheimer's disease, and his body was being sent to LifeQuest Anatomical, which is researching the disease, but it ended up at Pet's Plus that had been expecting some saltwater fish.
Eventually, Kenoyer's body will be cremated and his ashes will be turned over to his wife, Mary, to be scattered at sea. She urged people to support Alzheimer's research.
"This is a fantastic program, and I don't want people not to do this because a mistake was made," she told the San Diego Union-Tribune.
She told KYW-TV in Philadelphia that she was shocked when she heard that her husband's turned up at the pet shop Tuesday morning, but that she found some humor in it. Apparently, her husband liked to pull practical jokes.
Del Mar racing fans had a different reason to cheer on Saturday. This time it was for Martine Bellocq.
Deserts will dry out over the weekend, monsoonal moisture returning by Tuesday. Weekend temperatures slightly warmer as the high moves over the region, bringing in drier air. Beach conditions to improve Saturday. Water temperature slightly cooler than last week.
A man who fired a gun and threatened customers at a Fallbrook bar early Saturday morning was thwarted by patrons who tackled him and held him until law enforcement could arrive, a San Diego County sheriff's deputy said.
A man is suspected of crashing his car into a Skyline home and fleeing before being apprehended by police early Saturday morning.
The San Diego team in the Alliance of American football announced the signing of former San Diego State offensive tackle Terry Poole, a fourth-round choice by the Seattle Seahawks in the 2015 NFL draft, and nine other players.
A San Diego man with a prior conviction for the same offense was sentenced in federal court to more than 3 1/2 years in prison for his admitted role in a human-smuggling attempt that seriously injured a U.S. Border Patrol officer.
San Diego County Sheriff's Deputy Richard Fischer is free Friday night after posting $2 million bail. He is accused of groping and assaulting more than a dozen women while on duty.