March 10, 2009

Body goes to pet store in shipping mixup

A Philadelphia pet store expecting an air shipment of tropical fish Tuesday got a human body instead.

The remains of Jon Kenoyer, 65, a San Diego postal worker who had early onset Alzheimer's, were supposed to be shipped to a laboratory in Allentown, Pa., for removal of tissue samples. Instead, Kenoyer arrived at Pets Plus, KYW-TV in Philadelphia reported.

Michael Malarchy, the store manager, said a friend went to the airport to get the expected boxes of fish at US Air. But the friend was told there was only one box -- a heavy one.

Mary Kenoyer said her husband loved practical jokes. But she does hope that when her husband's ashes are returned to San Diego it goes smoothly.

I think his plan was to pull the last practical joke on us, she told KGTV in San Diego.

In the meantime, Mark Arabia, who owns Pets Plus, still hasn't received his fish. He told KYW-TV they probably died as a result of the mix-up.