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PHILADELPHIA -- Employees of a Philadelphia pet store expecting to get a shipment of tropical fish and salt water by air cargo ended up getting a human body instead. Mark Arabia owns the Pets Plus store in Northeast Philadelphia where the mix-up was discovered Tuesday.

He said he eventually learned that the body he got was that of a 65-year-old San Diego-area man who died of early onset Alzheimer's Disease. The body was supposed to go to a laboratory in Allentown so samples could be taken for medical research.

US Airways released a statement saying the problem was caused by a "verbal miscommunication between a delivery driver and the cargo representative." The airline said it's deeply sorry.

Arabia said he believes the fish died as a result.
Creepy! Can you imagine the poor employee who opened the box up and didn't see his fish and saw a dead body instead?
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

So somewhere a medical research lab got some rather pretty tropical fish? Laughing My Arms Off....

Despite my current condition, that really cheered me up.
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Hugh, you are sick! Obviously in more ways then just your cold!

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This was kind of a big story in San Diego, since that's where the guy's from. At least the family can laugh about it now, especially since it's a delivery mix-up and the guy used to be a mailman!

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Oh that's perfect!
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That's sad! What a shock for the family and the recipient.




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It is just a tad ironic that the man used to be a mailman .


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His family said he was a HUGE pratical joker and he got the last laugh, almost as if he planned it.

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I am very glad his family now has a humorous and loving way to remember their family member, but I still feel for that pet store employee who had the shock of opening his box.



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