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May 02, 2005

Runaway Bride may face charges

From FoxNews:

On what was to be her wedding day, Jennifer Wilbanks wore not a white veil but an orange towel over her head to prevent the media from taking her picture. Instead of being led down the aisle by her father, she was led by police to an airplane that flew the runaway bride home.

Now officials say the 32-year-old woman's cold feet may have gotten her in hot water. On Sunday, Gwinnett County District Attorney Danny Porter vowed to look into whether she violated the law by reporting a crime that didn't exist.

In understand the need for the charges, and don't fault the DA. I do seem to see people (well, bloggers) going a bit hard on the poor girl. Maybe I just have a soft spot for flaky women, but if she was upset enough to run away from her wedding, imagine how horrible being the laughingstock of the nation must be. Some people are strong and can handle tough situations, but then some aren't and when confronted with pressure make stupid decisions. If they're lucky, people like that will marry someone who can keep them in line. (and yes there are men like that, too)

If nothing else, at least the movie has probably been rented a lot more in the past few days. I wonder if they'll be able to get Julia Roberts to play Jennifer Wilbanks in the movie they make about her? Can she pull off that deer-caught-in-the-headlights looks?

coverage: Outside the Beltway, La Shawn Barber, Diggers Realm, The Wide Awakes, Pardon My English, GM's Corner

Posted by Danny Carlton at May 2, 2005 08:42 AM

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