Expensive Joke

A man has reportedly been murdered a week after he posted an image of his wife on Facebook with $60k in her hands.

Tony Harris, a 50-year-old electronics repairman showed his wife, Amber Crane, last week, grinning up at the camera, clutching thick stacks of cash in both hands. More money sat piled in her lap.

“I misplaced $60,000.00. I hope my wife didn’t go shopping with it,” the caption joked.

Precisely a week later, at about 11:30 at night, police said, three young men walked into his home on the 1100 block of South Ruby Street in Kingsessing, where he has lived for decades, where he always kept his door unlocked, according to Philly.com.

Two confronted Harris in the living room, where his two youngest children were sitting on the couch Monday night.

One held a gun to his wife’s head in the kitchen:

Where’s the money?” they demanded, over and over.

As the intruders ransacked the house, Harris insisted he didn’t have any money, family members said Tuesday. Then one of the three shot Harris in the head.

He clung to life for just over eight hours at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He was pronounced dead early Tuesday morning.

But Harris’ nephew Anthony Fleming said the post was a joke. The stacks of cash were simply piles of $1 bills, with $20s on top to make them seem far more valuable than they were, Fleming said.

Quite an expensive joke… is not it?

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