X

Groom Forgets to Book Venue, Freaks, Calls in Bomb Threat

He phoned in threat after forgetting to book venue
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 22, 2013 12:39 PM CDT

(Newser) – The BBC and AP provide the details on a tale of wedding-day craziness in Britain:

  • Problem: The day before he was supposed to get married in Liverpool's St. George's Hall, Neil McCardle realized he had forgotten to actually book the place.
  • Solution: He sat on this nugget of information until the next day—his wedding day—then phoned in a bomb threat to the venue.

story continues below

  • Success: The ploy, coming less than two weeks after the Boston Marathon bombing, worked like a charm as police evacuated the building. (This resulted in McCardle's would-be bride standing in a street in her wedding dress.)
  • Failure: Police traced the call to McCardle that same day, and he confessed and apologized. A judge yesterday sentenced him to a year in jail.
  • So true: "If it wasn't so serious, the facts of this case have all the markings of a comedy," said his lawyer in court.
  • Love endures: The couple is still together, though apparently still unwed.
(Read more weird crimes stories.)

We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.
Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
X