Cop Shop: Macon bride and wedding planner clash at reception

When the bride and the wedding planner clashed, there was trouble at the reception. The gathering was at an apartment complex on Masseyville Road in east Macon. It was just after 8 p.m. on May 2 when the apartment manager asked a Bibb County sheriff’s deputy to shut down the party. The deputy told everyone to leave. When he did, according to his report, the bride, 35, “started to be disorderly” toward the wedding planner, a 50-year-old woman. After that, the deputy’s write-up added, the bride “became disorderly to me.” He was about to arrest the bride when the groom “begged me not to do so on his wedding day.” Another report of the matter noted that “due to conflicting stories and no unbiased parties being present, no arrests were made.” The second report mentioned that, according to the wedding planner, the bride smashed a couple of vases and threatened her. During the wedding, the planner said, the bride “walked up to her and stated, ‘(Expletive), I’m going to (expletive) you up, (expletive), (expletive).” The bride, according to the report, said the planner had changed things the bride wanted done during the wedding. The bride said the planner “also tried to jump her,” the report said. “Eventually, the (reception) was dissolved and both parties were escorted off the property.”

While a Bibb sheriff’s deputy was on his way to a theft-in-progress call, a dispatcher radioed an update. A guy dressed in a tan jacket and “colorful” pajama pants had run out of Moon’s Wings Deli at 946 First St. The man had dashed away with $6.40 worth of cake he had not paid for, a report of the incident noted. When the deputy arrived, the man, 26, was sitting on a sidewalk in front of the restaurant. According to the deputy’s write-up of the April 29 episode, the guy was “eating what appeared to be a red velvet cake.” After handcuffing the man, who was charged with theft and disorderly conduct, the deputy went inside the restaurant. An employee said the guy had come in, snatched two cakes -- the red velvet and a key lime cake -- and cussed at the employee. “I’m getting these cakes,” the thief said, “and if you call the police that’s your life.”

It was almost 2 o’clock in the morning when a Bibb deputy saw a man peering through a window in front of El Sombrero restaurant on North Avenue. When the deputy asked the man his name, the man said “Lucifer.” He also gave a last name, but the deputy could not find any record of such a Lucifer existing. “While going through ‘Lucifer’s’ backpack,” the deputy noted in his report of the May 11 incident, the deputy also found an ID card. The name on it was not Lucifer. The man, 24, was jailed for giving false information.

Dispatches: Someone at the Medical Center, Navicent Health, in downtown Macon reported that a man stole a fountain drink from a cafeteria there on May 3. The man, 57, had been seen doing the same thing once before. He picked a cup from a trash can and filled it with soda. The man told a sheriff’s deputy who was called to the hospital, “I’m not going to lie to you. I got the cup out of the trash and filled it up.” The man offered to pay for the $1.44 drink, but when he went to the cashier he didn’t have enough money. The man was jailed for loitering. ... On the evening of May 1, there was a shrub fire at some apartments in the 3500 block of Williamson Road. Someone there told a Bibb deputy that the blaze was started by marijuana smokers who had, according to a report, “thrown down a ‘roach.’” ... Someone broke into a house on Ashland Drive in southwest Macon on May 13 and stole a .22-caliber rifle and a diamond ring. The culprit left a mess. “The suspect,” a sheriff’s deputy’s report said, “had a bowel movement on the bathroom floor and all over the toilet seat. I was unable to obtain fingerprints due to the surface conditions.”

Note to midstate law enforcement agencies: Email reports of humorous or unusual crimes and situations your officers encounter to jkovac@macon.com.