Groom Chases Thief from Missouri Wedding Hall

4 years 3 months 2 weeks ago Tuesday, July 01 2014 Jul 1, 2014 Tuesday, July 01, 2014 7:32:29 AM CDT July 01, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

JOPLIN (AP) - A Kansas couple will always have an unusual wedding story to tell.

Jared Lightle was outside during the reception Saturday at the Scottish Rite Temple in downtown Joplin when his mother said someone had taken cards from a gift table in the lobby. He took off running - in his tuxedo and patent leather shoes - yelling "Stop Thief!" His father and brother joined in the chase.

Police who were investigating a traffic accident nearby eventually caught the suspect.

The Joplin Globe reports 31-year-old Rosario Caruso, of Lamar, was charged with trespassing, larceny and resisting arrest.

Saturday's ceremony was a renewal of vows for Jared and Stephanie Lightle, of Galena, Kansas. They were married one year ago at a courthouse in Texas just before Jared was deployed to Afghanistan.

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