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A wedding in need of a shotgun

No comment necessary, here. This fine story comes to us via the Times Picayune:

As Boyd “Bubba” Earl and other members of his sister’s wedding party posed for pictures inside First Christian Church in Slidell, some uninvited guests waited outside for the perfect moment to crash the affair.

Sitting in a parked car across the street, two plainclothes detectives were poised Monday afternoon to arrest Earl, an alleged Marine Corps deserter.

“Out of respect for the bride and groom, they waited until after the wedding party had finished taking the pictures to make the arrest,” Slidell police Lt. Rob Callahan said. “But it still turned into a ruckus.”

He said Earl, 20, began to punch and kick the detectives as several members of the wedding party joined the fray. The bride, still wearing her wedding gown, jumped in and tried to pull the detectives away from Earl, Detective Bobby Campbell said.

When one of the detectives tried to detain Earl’s 16-year-old runaway girlfriend, Earl screamed, “Don’t hurt her! She’s carrying my baby!” according to police reports.

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