UPDATE: Bomb-Threat Groom Gets a Year in Jail
Oh dear. Remember our friend, the forgetful groom who neglected to properly book the venue at which he and his fiance were supposed to tie the knot, and called in a bomb threat to the place rather than ‘fess up to his lady about what he did? A judge has just sentenced him to a year in jail for his false alarm.
Judge Norman Wright at Liverpool Crown Court in northwest England didn’t just get him for the illegality of what he did, either, concerning the unnecessary dispatching of law enforcement, and all that. He also went at him for where that decision left his bride—literally:
“She was getting ready, expecting you were going to be man and wife and a very solemn public event in her life and you knew that was not going to take place,” the judge said. “You did not say ‘We need to talk.’ You tried to weasel your way out by creating a bomb hoax so the wedding would not take place.”
The still-to-be bride and groom are still together. Let’s hope that this wedding does take place one day—and that the British press is there to cover it, that we might see how this all pans out.
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