Robert Young, Mark Rubinson, 2 Colo. Men Accused Of Driving Around With Dead Friend & Running Up Tab On Corpse's ATM Card
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First Posted: 9/16/11 08:14 AM ET Updated: 9/16/11 12:53 PM ET
DENVER -- Two men accused of driving around with a dead friend, using his ATM card and visiting a strip club are charged with abusing a corpse, identity theft and criminal impersonation.
Robert Jeffrey Young and Mark Rubinson are free on bond but they couldn't be reached for comment Thursday.
According to The Denver Post
, while Jarret was still alive he invited a financially struggling Young, 43, an old friend from Colorado State University, to stay with him until Young caught a break. But on the night of Aug. 27, Young arrived at Jerret's Denver home to find him unresponsive and instead of calling 911 to help his friend, that may or may not have been dead at that point, he went to the restaurant that Rubinson, 25, worked.
That's when the bizarre real-life version of the movie "Weekend at Bernie's" party began for Young and Rubinson.
Investigators allege the men stopped at a restaurant, returned Jarrett's body to his home, used Jarrett's ATM card and withdrew $400 at a strip club before reporting Jarrett's death.
reports that the pair put Jarret's body in the back seat of their car and went on a eating and drinking spree at multiple Denver restaurants and bars including Teddy's T's bar and grill and Sam's No. 3. Then after dropping Jerrett's body off back at his home, Young and Rubinson took Jarret's bank card and headed to Shotgun Willie's, a Denver-area strip club, and stayed until the club closed.
Finally after leaving the strip club, around 4 a.m. the two flagged down a Glendale cop and told him that their friend was back at his house and that he might be dead, Fox31 reports
It's unclear how Jeffrey Jarrett died, but the men are not charged in his death