LANCASTER, Calif. (KABC) --A mortician van was stolen while the driver was picking up a body in Lancaster on Saturday, according to authorities.
Officials said the vehicle was stolen from 11th Street East at about 8:15 p.m. after the driver left the rear door open in preparation of bringing a body outside.
Another van had to be called in to pick up the body and take it to a funeral home.
"It's tragic to see certain people do that to this neighborhood, to the family whose loved one is not actually here with us so I mean really there's no consideration at all. So it's disappointing," the driver said.
The van was described as a white 2013 Dodge Caravan with California license plate number 7HIW371 and a plate holder that reads, "Mortuary Transportation."
Anyone with information that could aid detectives in their investigation was urged to call the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lancaster Station at (661) 948-8466.