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Real Life "Weekend at Bernie's" in Colorado

Check out Bas Rutten's Liver Shot on MMA Surge: The 1989 movie "Weekend at Bernie's" is a comedy. Two men arrive at the beach home of their boss, only to find him dead. They put sunglasses on Bernie, prop him up and drag him around to make everyone believe he's alive as they spend the weekend partying. In real life, however, it's a little less funny. Robert Young, 43, and Mark Rubinson, 25 allegedly drove around town with their dead friend, Jeffrey Jarrett, and used his ATM card to fund a night of bar-hopping and a strip-club. Young was staying with his college friend Jarrett, 43, the Denver Post reported. When Young arrived home about 11 p.m. on Aug. 27, he found Jarrett unresponsive. It's unclear exactly how Jarrett died, or when. But instead of calling 911, Young went to get Rubinson, who helped load Jarrett's body into his Lincoln Navigator, Rubinson told police. With the body in the back seat, Young and Rubinson stopped at restaurants, first Teddy T's, where they drank for about an hour and a half, and Sam's No. 3, court papers said. During this time, Young told police, "it was obvious" that Jarrett was dead. Then they allegedly drove Jarrett home, placed him in a bed and continued the party with his bank card. The men ate at Viva Burrito, the paper said, and withdrew $400 from an ATM at a strip club named Shotgun Willie's. Denver prosecutors have charged them with abusing a corpse, identity theft and criminal impersonation. Both men have been released from custody and are scheduled to appear in court in coming weeks.
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