Texas Funeral Home Thief Steals Ring Off Grandmother's Finger



A social media manhunt is on for a woman in Texas who swiped a ring right off a deceased grandmother's finger in a funeral home — even though the jewelry was plastic.

Surveillance camera video shows a woman walking in after a visitation service at the Sunset Funeral Home in Odessa Friday, stealing a ring from 88-year-old Lois Hicks' left hand, according to a local news site.

“I can’t believe someone would be that low,” Hicks' daughter Vel McKee told the outlet.

"I hope they catch her.”

The theft is a crime, but the woman in the video may not have known that the ring was a fake.

“It’s being investigated, even though the ring was a $10 plastic ring,” Odessa police Cpl. Steve LeSueur told USA Today.

“Theft of a corpse, regardless of whether it’s $5 or $5,000 is still an automatic felony.”

Hicks' granddaughter Brooke Vaughan Burns posted an angry message to Facebook on Saturday, along with surveillance footage and a photo of the ring itself in an attempt to identify the robber.

"As if my grandmother passing away hasn't been hard enough on my entire family now some low life thief went into the funeral home yesterday around 5:40pm and stole the ring off her finger," she wrote on facebook.

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