Municipal police officers ”could not know it was a hearse, much less that the deceased was in them,” said Deputy Mayor of Toulouse, stating that the car had no markings.
The van had been parked early in the morning last week on one of the boulevards in the city center where all morning was held a green market.
For two hours the police unsuccessfully tried to inform the company that car belongs, which was identified by license plates.
The driver of funeral car arrived the previous day in Lyon and was to continue the way for Portugal, where the funeral was planned. He stopped to sleep over in Toulouse, but when he awoke, he didn’t found a vehicle in a place where it was parked.
At the police station, when applying power the car, he learned that was tooked by the clamp. The driver had no problem to take the car after pay a fine of 35 euros for a speeding ticket and 90 euros for the costs of the clamp service.