Rhode Island Groom Arrested At His Own Wedding Reception

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I do… not consent to any searches. A Rhode Island groom had his wedding ceremony ended in the worst possible way when his drunken, belligerent antics led a staff member of the restaurant hosting his reception to call the police.

32-year-old Frank Redding was arrested on Saturday in the parking lot of The Pines Restaurant in North Smithfield, the Providence Journal reported. The tipsy groom had been arguing with a family member outside of the restaurant when a staff member noticed that he was drinking alcohol “that was not sold by the facility,” a police report observed.

When the employee advised Redding that drinking outside alcohol was not permitted, the irate groom instead began chasing the employee back into the restaurant while cursing and hurling death threats. The employee successfully escaped, causing Redding to become so angry that he started smashing bottles and throwing chairs.

Other employees tried to calm him down, but they only reawakened his wrath; Redding is accused of assaulting other workers and threatening to kill them as well. His rampage finally came to an end when police arrived on the scene and put him in handcuffs.

On Monday, Redding pleaded no contest to charges of simple assault and vandalism. He was sentenced to one year probation with a one-year suspended sentence and will serve six months at the Adult Correctional Institutions. That will put a damper on the honeymoon!

Redding must also stay away from the restaurant in question, cover the cost of all damages he incurred as part of his drunken escapades, and can have no contact with the victim. Because of his plea, Redding avoided a disorderly conduct charge.

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