'Oops' is an understatement when it comes to 41-year-old car washer, Gilberto Araujo. The guy showed up to his own funeral!!
Gilberto shocked his family when he interrupted a funeral being held for him at his mother's home in the town of Alagoinhas in northeastern Brazil.
As reported by the Associated Press:
Police inspector Roberto Lima said by telephone that on Sunday Jose Marcos Araujo identified a body at the city morgue as being that of his brother, Gilberto.
"The confusion started when news started circulating that a car washer had been shot dead," Jose Marcos' wife, Ana Paula, told the UOL Internet news portal. "Police called my husband and told him that his brother had been killed and his body was at the morgue."
Lima said the confusion was "understandable." "The two men closely resembled each other and both worked as car washers," Lima said, adding that the man whose body was in the morgue was named Genivaldo Santos Gama. He said further information on Gama was not immediately available.
Family friend Maria Menezes said that when Araujo showed up at his wake, "some people fainted and others were so scared they ran away. It was a big shock."
We could imagine.
Of course Gilberto’s mother was happy that her son wasn’t killed!
Gilberto Marcos Araujo embraces his mother, Marina Santana, to ensure her that he is, in fact, still alive.