Alabama burglar smokes dead woman’s ashes thinking they’re drugs

Burglar 'smokes dead woman's ashes thinking they're drugs'
The emotional victim said his house had been ransacked and about 15 items stolen (Picture: FOX10 News)

A grizzled Vietnam War vet said ‘he wanted to fight again’ after a burglar broke into his house and smoked the ashes of his dead wife thinking they were drugs.

Citronelle, Alabama, resident and war veteran Phillip McMullen was out of town staying with friends when someone broke into his house through a window.

The burglar stole some 15 items, including fishing rods, a knife and a chainsaw, before coming across the ashes of Mr McMullen’s deceased wife.

‘He ransacked my house, tried to break in my gun safe, which they weren’t able to, they even took my wife’s ashes off my headboard, strewed them around, looked like they tried to smoke some of them or something,’ Mr McMullen told FOX10 News.

(Picture: FOX10 News)
Mr McMullen believes the burglar thought the ashes were some kind of drugs (Picture: FOX10 News)

‘I guess they figured out this stuff ain’t worth smoking, so they threw it up underneath one of my toolboxes.’

He added:

‘It’s hard to put in words, it makes me want to fight again, and I don’t like to fight.’

Mr McMullen and his wife Christine were married for 22 years and the former soldier says he’s not hoping the burglar can be caught so justice can be served.

Mobile County Sheriff’s Office called the smoking of the ashes ‘horrible’ and said they hoped someone would do the right thing and turn the criminal in.

‘If we do prove that he has tampered with this urn, there will be additional charges, such as desecration of a grave,’ she warned.

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1 August 2014 | 2:01 pm – Source:

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