It is true that wedding ceremonies can be quite unpredictable.
Sometimes the drinks don’t go round; sometimes the bride’s gown need an emergency stitching; sometimes one person on the bridal train could not make it, in fact there was an occasion where the chief bridesmaid stood up the bride, out of spite; and sometimes an ex-lover might be in attendance with the sole aim of disrupting the ceremony.
And let’s not forget the wedding crashers who come to a wedding uninvited and partake in the merriments and festivities. Technically, it is not illegal to crash a wedding, and wedding crashers more often than not behave with decorum and try not to draw attention on themselves.
But this set of wedding crashers left their manners at home. The two men, whom the police later identified as William Beeson, 22, and Justin Crowl, 29 stormed a wedding reception on June 19th at Richland County Fairgrounds, Ohio and tried to grab a case of beer.
The groom sighted the men as they were about to lift the case of beer, and when he did not recognize them, somehow he knew that they had turned up uninvited and so he confronted them. But what did Beeson do in response? He punched the groom!
Swiftly after the punch, Crowl joined his mate to hit the groom. The wedding guests watched in disbelief at the sudden commotion, some of them promptly joined the two men who were hitting the groom, and they proceeded to give the wedding crashers the beating of their lives.
Crowl was cut on broken beer bottles, and Beeson sustained some injuries, including a black eye. Thankfully, police deputies came to the scene and separated the fight. Beeson and Crowl told the deputies they did not crash the wedding; that they had been invited by a wedding guest at the fairgrounds of a horse show.
True or not, their explanation did not justify hitting the groom, so the deputies booked them in Richland County Jail, where they would face charges of theft, trespassing and disorderly conduct.
We can confidently say that this unexpected, astonishing event will be the couple’s highlight of their wedding memories.
Racheal Niza-Val is a Nigerian writer and author. She seeks to use her pen to do only three things. Entertain, Educate, and Enthrall.