Don’t Worry, the Skeleton in the Chimney Isn’t Santa

22 Dec

It seems that Joseph Schexnider went missing in 1984. This wasn’t unusual since Joseph had a history of taking off, once apparently joining a traveling circus. So when he disappeared his family wasn’t overly alarmed and didn’t bother to search for him, assuming he would return in his own good time. Flash forward 27 years.


Construction workers were doing renovations on the red-brick Bank of Abbeville, Louisiana in July, 2011. As they worked on an old chimney they discovered a skeleton. It seems that someone had attempted to enter the bank by descending the chimney only to become stuck and die from dehydration and starvation. The skeletal remains turned out to be Joseph. Another bank job gone bad.


Posted by on December 22, 2011 in Uncategorized


3 responses to “Don’t Worry, the Skeleton in the Chimney Isn’t Santa

  1. Pat Marinelli

    December 23, 2011 at 9:39 am

    I can’t imagine anyone being this stupid. But…it happens evey so often.


  2. Wally Lind

    January 3, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    Now that is a dumb ass. A Darwin Awards contender for sure!


  3. Charlotte Morganti

    January 20, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Yep, I bet when he got stuck, he said “maybe I shouldn’t have had seconds at dinner.”



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