Walking the dog

Ty Ross was happily walking his dog in Manatee County, Florida, when he dropped dead – a heart attack.

As if that didn’t already spoil his day, the emergency services – who responded rapidly and pronounced him dead – then left him sitting there in a public park for three hours.

His wife, Julie, arrived on the scene and sat next to him, waiting and waiting for a funeral home to come and pick up the body, which was covered with a sheet.

Said Mrs Ross: “Sitting over there with an umbrella over him, worried about red ants, it seemed forever.”