Monday, August 11, 2008

Everybody Needs Good Neighbours

Brian Dean, 70, was a private, reclusive man, one who went to and from his Lancaster, England home by the dark of night.
He paid his bills on time, and had a quite substantial amount of money in his bank account probably from his side line of prostitution.

About two years ago
he died in his bed, the automatic withdrawals kept occurring to fund his utilities and other expenses, and no one thought to knock on the door.

Some how after two years police officers figured out that something was amiss and broke down his door. They discovered his body and a huge pile of unopened mail in his hallway .

The good news is that because Mr Dean was dead his quarterly utility bills were quite low.

If you have an elderly neighbour OBB News urges you to check in on them now and again and if you find them deceased ransack their house before you call the police as that would probably be what they would want you to do.

1 comment:

Bunny said...

I used to regularly check on my 80-something neighbor, terrified I would find her dead one day. But then it was a 50-something neighbor that I ended up finding dead on her kitchen floor. You just never know who's going to kick it. There may be something to be said for unfriendly neighborhoods - you don't have to be the one to find the dead body.