VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – A hearse carrying an 80-year-old veteran’s coffin was parked outside a fast food restaurant while two employees got out and went inside.
WTKR reported that a Virginia Beach resident saw the hearse parked in the back corner of a Hardee’s parking lot and two employees get out and walk inside.
“After I got my food I went around behind it to confirm what I had seen, a flag-draped coffin inside,” David Disch said. “You couldn’t miss it.”
The hearse was carrying Bobby Hill for an afternoon service in Virginia Beach, according to Bill Carter, the Ceremony and Planning Team Manger of Bliley’s Funeral Home, who owns the hearse.
Hill was a retired Master Sergeant with the United States Air Force, according to his obituary.
Carter said they have a company policy to never leave someone unattended in public unless in an emergency.
“In this case at least one associate was watching the locked and secured hearse while they were briefly inside a restaurant,” Carter said in a statement.
He continued to say that Hill’s family was notified and has told him that they were satisfied with their services.
Disch took pictures of the hearse and posted them on Facebook.
“I know we’re all human, we have to eat, but protocols need to be changed, something needs to be changed,” says Disch. “I don’t think it would have bothered me as much, but when they both got out and proceeded in, that’s what set me off.”