In the 1989 hit Weekend at Bernie's, two friends try to have everyone believe their murdered boss is still alive. Here is a similar story which occurred only yesterday where two women tried to smuggle a body onto a flight! They claim that they did not know he was dead.. so will be interesting to see what the post mortem results are.. read on>
'Weekend at Bernie's' women claim dead man was sleeping when caught at airport.
- Women 'tried to smuggle body onto plane'
- 'Put man in a wheelchair with sunglasses'
- Allegedly said man was 'asleep' when probed
TWO British women who allegedly tried to smuggle a dead relative onto a flight out of England Weekend at Bernie's-style have been arrested.
Kurt Willi Jarant, 91, was in a wheelchair and wearing sunglasses as his widow and her daughter attempted to check him in at Liverpool John Lennon Airport, northwest England.
Airport staff helped the elderly man, who suffered from Alzheimer's, out of a taxi into the wheelchair when he arrived for his flight.
But officials became suspicious and took his pulse, discovering he had passed away.
Police then detained his widow Gitta Jarant, and her daughter, Anke Anusic, at the airport on suspicion of having failed to give notification of death. They have been released on bail.
The pair, who live in Oldham, northwest England, denied he was dead when they brought him from their home to take the flight to Germany.
A police doctor said he had been dead for more than 24 hours, according to Ms Anusic, but she fiercely denied this.
"They would think that for 24 hours we would carry a dead person?" the 41-year-old told the BBC.
"This is ridiculous. He was moving, he was breathing."
The pair said they thought that with his eyes closed the elderly man was asleep.
"He was alive. He was pale but he wasn't dead," Ms Anusic added.
Gitta Jarant, 66, told the broadcaster her husband, whom she called Willi, was "the best man in the world."
"Everyone loved him and everyone was in shock about his death," she said.
"I loved my Willi."
"So many people had seen him in the previous 24 hours. We had checked his temperature and checked his wellbeing.The accusations are wrong," Ms Anusic said. accusations are wrong," Ms Anusic said.