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Thieves Snort Cremated Remains of Family Dogs

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By Jason Beahm on January 20, 2011 6:15 AM

Cocaine is a helluva drug. The buzz after you snort cremated remains? Not so much.

Two Florida teen burglars somehow wound up snorting the cremated remains of a man and two dogs, believing them to be cocaine.

The fact that the powder was inside of an urn was somehow not a tipoff.

The ashes were stolen along with an urn and jewelry, Reuters reports. Police later tracked down five teens who were connected to a second burglary at a nearby home. Waldo Soroa 19, Matrix Andaluz, 18, and Jose David Diaz Marrero, 19 have been arrested in the matter.

The boys face multiple burglary charges. Burglary is the unlawful entry into a structure made with the intent to commit a crime inside. Breaking and entering is not required, the offender may simply enter through an open door. Burglary differs from robbery, in that a burglary is charged when there is no victim present during a break-in.

It's hard to believe, but apparently after their first heist, several of the teen boys snorted the ashes and then figured out that they were not drugs.

They then considered returning the ashes to where they were stolen from, but ultimately decided to throw them in a lake instead, The Smoking Gun reports. It's a story that seems almost too dumb and far-fetched to be true. Interestingly enough, myth and hoax-busting site Snopes.com has a post about the "snort cremated remains" story and has called it an urban legend.

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