What to Know
- A man apparently frustrated after being kicked out of his mom's house allegedly flushed his grandparents' ashes down the toilet
- Thomas Wells, 33, faces charges of corpse abuse and criminal mischief; attorney information for him wasn't immediately available
- Wells denied flushing the remains when his mother confronted him about it, but later threatened to flush hers when she died, authorities say
A 33-year-old Pennsylvania man flushed his grandparents' ashes down a toilet after his mother kicked him out of her home -- and threatened to do the same with his mother's remains when she died, authorities say.
Thomas Wells was arraigned Monday on two counts of abuse of a corpse and a criminal mischief charge, according to The Tribune-Review.
McKeesport police say the Pittsburgh man had been staying with his mother for a brief time before she asked him to leave last September.
The mother told police in February that a relative told her Wells had flushed her parents' ashes before he left. The ashes were kept in a box in the mother's bedroom.
Authorities say Wells denied he flushed the ashes, but later warned his mother he would dump hers in the toilet when she died.