Man Steal Hearse During Funeral

WEST PARK, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a Hallandale Beach man
stole a hearse as mourners attended a funeral.

The Broward Sheriff's Office reports that 18-year-old Johnny Silfrain jumped into a black hearse parked outside a West Park church Wednesday morning and drove off.

The report says Silfrain stopped at his house and asked relatives if they wanted to go for a ride in a hearse. Deputies eventually spotted the hearse heading back toward the church and began pursuit.

When deputies tried to take Silfrain into custody, authorities say he drove toward one of them. Silfrain was shot in the leg but kept driving. The service was still in progress when Silfrain got back to the church. He was arrested and taken to a hospital for his injury.

Charges are pending.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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