The case of a mysterious open casket has now been closed.
German police responding to a calls from a concerned elderly local in the town of Zindorf discovered a black casket openly displayed on the trailer of a car in a public parking lot — with a man inside.
Upon examining the coffin officers found its 26-year-old inhabitant alive and well in his slightly macabre resting place.
Police spokesman Bert Rauenbusch told NBC News that the man “was just about to get up when the officers approached the coffin,” adding that the casket sleeper — dressed in all black — belonged to the local Goth scene.
The unidentified man's girlfriend, also dressed in black, was found sleeping in the car with the windows covered by dark curtains, he said.
Rauenbusch said the man told officers “he had decided to sleep outside in the casket for nostalgic reasons” and that it had been outfitted with a pillow and blanket.
After ordering him not to use his bizarre bed in public places, officers did not charge the man because he had not broken any laws. The case has been put to rest.