Wedding Crashers Pummeled After Trying to Steal Beer And Attack Groom

Wedding crashers: Groom punched at wedding reception; guests join in to stop suspected beer thieves

MANSFIELD, Ohio (WJW) – A bride and groom will have quite the story to tell about their wedding day.

The couple tied the knot on June 19, but their reception at the Richland County Fairgrounds was the main event.

Wedding guests were celebrating at the John Hartz building when two uninvited men arrived and tried to take a case of beer, according to a report from the Richland County Sheriff’s Office.

According to witnesses, the groom confronted the men, identified as William Beeson, 22, and Justin Crowl, 29

At that time, Beeson punched the groom, according to the deputy’s report, and Crowl jumped in to help.

Deputies say that’s when other guests got involved.

Crowl was cut on broken beer bottles, and Beeson got a black eye and other injuries.

The two told deputies they were at the fairgrounds for a horse show and were invited by a wedding guest.

Beeson and Crowl face charges of theft, trespassing, and disorderly conduct.

They were booked in the Richland County Jail.

Wedding crashers: Groom punched at wedding reception; guests join in to stop suspected beer thieves

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