A group of ne'er-do-wells got a bit of a surprise in Germany when they realised that the van they jacked from a car park contained some cargo they weren't quite expecting - 12 dead bodies.

Don't worry, this wasn't the work of some insane serial killer as the bodies were on their way to be cremated before being nicked by the three men at the incident which took place in Hoppegarten, Germany.

The three were caught and owned up to their misdemeanours and now they face four years in jail, as well as a hefty €4,000 fine.