Joseph W. Pointer Stole Woman’s Ashes, Threatened to Snort Them


After Angela Speakman kicked Joseph Pointer out of her house in Lakeland, Florida, she quickly noticed that he didn’t leave without taking something with him: The ashes of her sister, who had died in 2008 in a car crash. But why? Pointer allegedly answered that question on Wednesday, when he drove by Speakman’s house and yelled at her mother, “I’ve got your dead daughter’s ashes, and I’m going to snort them!” Fortunately, police tracked down the 51-year-old suspect and booked him before he could get around to inhaling any ashes. He now faces grand theft charges. Miami New Times has the story.