After our last post about funeral car burglaries, I thought I’d post a follow up to lighten your spirits. If you recall, the burglaries occurred while mourners were inside the chapel grieving for their lost loved one. But after the incident, police in the area announced their investigation led to the arrest of the man they think is responsible for those burglaries.
Thane Albert Eck, a 35-year-old Terreton resident, was ultimately arrested for a string of related burglaries. A few of the burglaries occurred on April 29 at the LDS Church on the corner of Second West and First South in Rexburg, Idaho. He is also charged with burglarizing other cars, including one at the Rexburg LDS Temple and one at a cosmetology school and beauty salon.
Eck was jailed later the same day on unrelated charges. However, once he was in custody, Rexburg Police connected some clues and came to the conclusion that Eck was the man they were looking for in connection with these burglaries.
In case you ever wondered what kind of person steals funeral cars, you should check out his cringe-worthy defiant mug shot.