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Holli Tencza, 35, was mighty upset when someone broke into her Marion County, Fla., home. It’s not just that they got her TV, laptop, and jewelry, but they also stole the ashes of her father and two Great Danes. “The electronics can all be replaced,” Tencza said. “You can’t replace your loved ones — your father or your dogs that were like family members.” Then it gets weird: the sheriff caught five teen boys who committed the burglary, and discovered they had mistaken the ashes for drugs. They admitted they snorted some of the cremains and, when they didn’t get high, they threw them, in their boxes, into a lake. Sheriff’s dive teams recovered the ashes and returned them to Tencza. (RC/Orlando Sentinel) ...Yo, cool dudes! What was better: old man ashes, or giant dog ashes?
Original Publication Date: 23 January 2011
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 17.

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