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Irishman who took his late uncle to a post office to collect his pension insists he was still alive

A man who dragged his uncle’s corpse to a post office to collect his pension insisted he “didn’t know he was dead.”

Declan Haughney, 40, claimed he did not attempt to rob Peadar Doyle, 66, after he and his friend Gareth Coakley walked the pensioner for five minutes between his home and Hosey’s post office in Carlow, Ireland, 80 kilometers south of Dublin. propped.

Former drug addict Mr Haughney admitted to stealing from his aunt before.

He said people in his hometown claimed he killed his uncle and tried to rob him because ‘I’ [have] done before’.

Irishman who took his late uncle to a post office

Declan Haughney, 40, said he was “no eejit” and claimed he wasn’t trying to rob his uncle Peadar Doyle, 66. He was ‘attacked’ and left with a black eye after the strange incident. Mr Haughney said people thought he robbed his uncle because he was previously in prison for theft from his aunt

However, Mr Haughney protested his innocence, saying he was “not an eejit.”

‘Am I cuckoo? am i cuckoo? Not me,’ he said to the irish mirror.

He said, ‘Why should I rob my uncle? I’m 40 years old yes, I’m not a kid, I’m not a young guy.

“I’m not ready to walk into Hoseys with a dead man and get his money.”

Mr Haughney said 15 years ago that he had stolen his aunt’s bank card and pin when it came in the mail and had spent two years in prison for fraud.

However, he said he has been drug-free for three years and has nothing to do with his uncle’s death.

Declan Haughney (pictured) and Gareth Coakley dragged Mr. Doyle to Hosey's post office in Carlow to claim the 66-year-old's pension

Declan Haughney (pictured) and Gareth Coakley dragged Mr. Doyle to Hosey's post office in Carlow to claim the 66-year-old's pension

Gareth Coakley (pictured) helped his friend carry the body

Gareth Coakley (pictured) helped his friend carry the body

Declan Haughney (left) and Gareth Coakley (right) dragged Mr. Doyle to Hosey’s post office in Carlow to claim the 66-year-old’s pension

“I’ve been out of gear for three years and I’m doing well,” he added.

Mr Haughney said he accepted that Mr Doyle may have already died before they reached the post office.

The 40-year-old also claimed he had been assaulted and suffered a black eye after the incident at the post office last Friday.

He and his friend Coakley were called con artists after carrying Doyle’s corpse to a post office in an alleged attempt to claim his pension, in scenes reminiscent of the 1989 film Weekend At Bernie’s.

Pictured: Gardaí takes the body of the man, known locally as Peadar Doyle, from Hosey's shop in County Carlow, Ireland after 'fraudsters' allegedly tried to claim his pension on Friday morning, wearing a sweater over his face and a hat did his head

Pictured: Gardaí takes the body of the man, known locally as Peadar Doyle, from Hosey's shop in County Carlow, Ireland after 'fraudsters' allegedly tried to claim his pension on Friday morning, wearing a sweater over his face and a hat did his head

Pictured: Gardaí takes the body of the man, known locally as Peadar Doyle, from Hosey’s shop in County Carlow, Ireland after ‘fraudsters’ allegedly tried to claim his pension on Friday morning, wearing a sweater over his face and a hat did his head

In the dark comedy film, a couple of insurance salesmen lug around their murdered boss’s body – pretending to be alive – and lose and find his corpse, which is clothed and wearing tinted glasses, multiple times.

Irish police were investigating whether the elderly man may have been dead for two days when the grim incident took place.

The ‘fraudsters’ had pulled a sweater over Mr. Doyle’s face and a hat on his head.

The men had told staff the pensioner was having a heart attack when asked about his well-being and laid the body on the floor.  Pictured: Gardaí outside the store in County Carlow yesterday

The men had told staff the pensioner was having a heart attack when asked about his well-being and laid the body on the floor.  Pictured: Gardaí outside the store in County Carlow yesterday

The men had told staff the pensioner was having a heart attack when asked about his well-being and laid the body on the floor. Pictured: Gardaí outside the store in County Carlow yesterday

The fraudsters' actions had echoes of the 1989 film Weekend At Bernie's. In the dark comedy, a couple of insurance salesmen trawl around their murdered boss's body - pretending to be alive - and lose and find his corpse, which is clothed and wears tinted glasses, several times.  (Above the film, starring Andrew McCarthy, right, and Jonathan Silverman)

The fraudsters' actions had echoes of the 1989 film Weekend At Bernie's. In the dark comedy, a couple of insurance salesmen trawl around their murdered boss's body - pretending to be alive - and lose and find his corpse, which is clothed and wears tinted glasses, several times.  (Above the film, starring Andrew McCarthy, right, and Jonathan Silverman)

The fraudsters’ actions had echoes of the 1989 film Weekend At Bernie’s. In the dark comedy, a couple of insurance salesmen trawl around their murdered boss’s body – pretending to be alive – and lose and find his corpse, which is clothed and wears tinted glasses, several times. (Above the film, starring Andrew McCarthy, right, and Jonathan Silverman)

Sounds familiar? Weekend at Bernie

Weekend At Bernie’s is a dark American comedy released in 1989, starring Andrew McCarthy (“Larry”) and Jonathan Silverman (“Richard”) as low-ranking insurance salesmen.

While going through some records at the New York company they work for, the couple discover fraudulent paperwork – but they don’t know that their boss, Bernie, is the culprit.

After they tell him, Bernie invites them to spend a weekend at his beach house in the Hamptons, unaware that he has ordered the mafia to kill them.

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1643038296 560 Irishman who took his late uncle to a post office

Before the couple arrive at the beach house, Bernie herself is “killed” for sleeping with the gangster’s girlfriend.

When Larry and Richard show up, they find the body…just as guests arrive for a party.

Fearing being involved in Bernie’s death, and wanting to have a good time in the luxurious house, they pretend he’s still alive – they put on sunglasses to hide his lifeless body.

Subsequent hi-jinks see them lose and recover the corpse several times, including a scene where Bernie falls from a boat into the water.

Both men had previously entered the post office and tried to get the money, but the staff told them they needed Mr. Doyle there himself or his next of kin.

They would then have gone to Mr Doyle’s home and carried him over a public footpath before attempting again to claim his pension.

His appearance caused an employee of Hosey’s County Carlow Post Office to become concerned about his well-being and asked if he was not feeling well.

The men allegedly told her that Mr. Doyle was having a heart attack and laid his body on the floor.

Gardaí and an ambulance were called as events unfolded yesterday and the men remained at the post office and made no attempt to escape, police said. Sunday World.

A woman said her daughter saw the two men carrying a man to the post office.

Speaking with the Irish independent, she said the man looked unwell and his feet were “dragging on the ground.”

There was a line outside the post office at the time and people initially thought the man was having a heart attack.

She said: ‘I feel terrible for the staff. I have a 12 year old daughter and I am trying to explain to her what happened and where do you start? It’s terrible.’

Obviously, the men told Gardaí that Mr. Doyle was still alive when he was taken to the post office.

No arrests have been made so far, but both men have been questioned by guards and have made statements.

Gardaí investigates whether Mr. Doyle died of natural causes at a nearby property.

Residents and neighbors of Mr Doyle said they were sad and shocked after his death.

He was described by one as a ‘dear man and neighbor’ and another said it had been a ‘sad night’ and a ‘shock’.

Carlow Mayor Ken Murnane said: “I was absolutely shocked to hear what happened.

“I can’t believe anyone would do such a thing. It’s unbelievable, I’m just shocked.’

A Garda spokesman said Gardaí is investigating all the circumstances surrounding the unexplained death of an elderly man in the Carlow area on Friday morning.

Officers believe Mr. Doyle died about three hours before his appearance at the post office.

No arrests have been made so far, but both men have been interviewed by Gardai and have made statements.  Pictured: Gardai conducted an on-site investigation yesterday

No arrests have been made so far, but both men have been interviewed by Gardai and have made statements.  Pictured: Gardai conducted an on-site investigation yesterday

No arrests have been made so far, but both men have been interviewed by Gardai and have made statements. Pictured: Gardai conducted an on-site investigation yesterday

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