Here's a great idea — let's steal a hearse from a funeral

The trip began and ended at church, just like always. But Wednesday morning's hearse ride from Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church took a most unusual route.

Police say Johnny Silfrain, 18, went joyriding in a hearse he stole from outside the Carver Ranches church -- while a funeral was taking place.

By the time his wild journey ended, he had a bullet hole in his leg, courtesy of a Broward sheriff's deputy he nearly ran over, authorities said.

''This is obviously a first for me,'' said Broward Sheriff Al Lamberti. ``We've had hearses stolen before, but not in the middle of the service.''

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