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.
An allegedly-intoxicated driver crashed down an embankment after trying to evade a pursuing sheriff's deputy Saturday night.
San Diegans are going online to raise money to help make ends meet amid a partial government shutdown prolonged by a impasse over President Trump's demand for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Waterfront Park in downtown San Diego played host to thousands of people demonstrating in the third annual Women's March, which also took place in dozens of other cities across the country.
Three people robbed a San Carlos jewelry store on Saturday afternoon, then fled before officers were able to arrive, police said.
A record number of County employees will be hitting the streets next week to help count homeless people in the region.