You're dead to me!
A woman from Mecklenburg County, Virginia recently discovered that she’s been legally dead for two years. Alice McFail-Ghee was trying to apply for fuel assistance through Social Services back in November, when she was called about a problem with her application… Social Security had her “listed as deceased.”
So, she headed down to the South Boston Social Security office, the same one that reportedly marked her as dead, to prove that she was indeed alive. Since she legally “died” on the same day in November 2016 that her husband, Vernall Ghee, passed away from cancer, Alice thinks she was marked deceased at the same time.
“First I thought it was a joke, I was like what do I do for them to bring me back to life?” Alice says. “This is not the wild wild west you can’t just kill people off. I am considered the walking dead.”
Thankfully, she’s officially alive now. After writing some letters to her Senators to get the process expedited, she has been marked as alive and received a new social security card. The strangest part of the whole thing is that she had already been successfully paying taxes and voting during the time she was technically dead.
No fly zone!!
Christmas was supposed to come early for an inmate at a state prison in Indiantown. Instead, his wife and daughter are in jail now, too. The Martin County Sheriff’s Office said the two of them used a drone to try and deliver tobacco and cell phones to the rooftop of the inmate’s housing Sunday morning.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, staff at the Martin County Correctional Institute saw a drone hovering near the rooftop of one of the inmate housing centers around 1:30 a.m., possibly dropping a package off. Around the same time, corrections officers saw a black pickup truck rolling slowly down Allapattah Road, just in front of the center.
Deputies and corrections officers caught up with the truck about a mile north of the center. Concetta Didiano, 22, was driving. Her mother, Cassanra Kerr, 40, was in the passenger seat. Kerr initially told deputies the pair had driven the nearly 200 miles from their home on Covered Bridge Court in Tampa so she could teach her daughter how to drive a truck.
Around the same time, another vehicle near the front gate of the prison had run into a drone and corrections officers had discovered a package containing contraband.
Kerr’s story changed. “I did it,” she told deputies. “The remote and iPad are in the backseat.”
Both were charged with introducing contraband into a correctional center and were taken to Martin County Jail. Kerr faces an additional charge of operating a drone inside a correctional institute.