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GA Man arrested after stealing hearse with body inside

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A hearse sustained significant damage when a carjacker crashed it through a gate - before realizing there was a body still inside. WXIA photo A hearse sustained significant damage when a carjacker crashed it through a gate - before realizing there was a body still inside. WXIA photo

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta police say they've apprehended a suspect accused of stealing a hearse with a body inside.

Atlanta police Officer Ralph Woolfolk says authorities believe the hearse was taken Sunday morning outside Grady Memorial Hospital in the city's downtown area.

WSB-TV reports that it appears the driver drove through the gates of the hospital morgue.

Woolfolk tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the suspect abandoned the hearse a few blocks from Grady, then stole a Ford Explorer and drove off in that vehicle. Police say they recovered the hearse, with the body still inside.

Police told local news outlets a suspect was in custody but their name wasn't immediately released.

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