Tenn. Woman Accused of Trying to Remove Body From Funeral

Cynthia Frierson
Columbia, Tenn., Sheriff’s Office

Cynthia Ann Frierson, 36, is being accused of trying to remove a body from a casket after walking into a funeral Monday in Columbia, Tenn., CBS News reports. Frierson is also being charged with public intoxication, unlawful drug paraphernalia, and driving on a revoked and suspended license.

According to CBS, before arriving at the funeral, Frierson hit two cars with her truck and fled. At the funeral, she walked into the service and started to grab the body in the casket before being removed from the building.


“I did not do that,” Frierson told WKRN-TV. “When I went up, I just went up and touched him, and if they were recording, I just touched him and turned around and I said, ‘He is just asleep,’ and I said, ‘Everything is going to be OK.’”

According to Columbia police, it took six people to remove Frierson from the funeral home, and she apparently smelled of alcohol and was slurring her words.

Read more at CBS News and WKRN-TV.

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