Naked Intruder Ruins Wedding

by admin on November 8, 2012

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Belly November 8, 2012 at 4:39 am

I’m impressed by the lack of a reaction, no laughter or anything.
I wonder if they knew him?

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Double You November 8, 2012 at 5:53 am

I suspect a mix-up in the dates and venues when the bookings were made… did a church choir turn up at the bachelorette party by any chance? ;-)

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girl_with_all_the_yarn November 8, 2012 at 10:20 am

I want my ravelry funny button. I just loled.

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Jen a. November 8, 2012 at 7:13 am

I love how he dramatically opened the door, and no one really reacted….. The most he got was an annoyed “Get out.”

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LovleAnjel November 8, 2012 at 10:05 am

The best way to foil an exhibitionist is either not to react, or to laugh at him like he’s got the smallest business you have ever seen on a man.

It does seem as though the family knew him, since the biggest reaction was saying “Get out” and waving him off.

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Enna November 8, 2012 at 12:16 pm

I like your response. THis man was just bizare.

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Vicky November 8, 2012 at 8:04 am

Interesting…..if this was a random person, you could almost reflect on this with laughter. But it looks like he was known to the family and I thought I heard something about schizo in sound. Not sure. If he is a family member with a mental illness, it must be very taxing on the family to deal with and they probably hoped they could get through one joyous occasion without incident. I went to the original posting website but did not find any back story. Too bad. Regardless, I hope the bride and groom did not allow this to derail the rest of their celebration.

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AMC November 8, 2012 at 8:12 am

Wow. I can’t even…

I wonder if this was suppose to be a prank or the guy is just a sick exhibitionist looking for attention. Eighter way, I hope he was caught and arrested.

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Audra November 8, 2012 at 8:32 am

Oh my! Those folks were alot more calm than I would have been. I love that the bride gestured at him and told him to “get out”.

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airlinepass06 November 8, 2012 at 9:11 am

I’m hoping that the little flower girls may not have seen this man. Kudos to the guy who walked out to meet this nudist and “correct” his behavior.

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Girlie November 8, 2012 at 9:23 am

love ittttt.. hahahaha that’s definitely something they’ll look back on and laugh hysterically at! I wonder if it was an ex-boyfriend…

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Jones November 8, 2012 at 9:28 am

I am so glad everyone stayed composed and collected. Admirable.

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Lynne November 8, 2012 at 9:31 am

I heard someone on the audio say twice “He’s schizophrenic” , so I’m assuming he’s known to the people at the wedding.
I’m hoping they could have gotten a good laugh about it after, rather than let it ruin their day.
I think it’s pretty funny that the officiant’s head perfectly blocked out the “naughty bits” on the video!

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The Elf November 8, 2012 at 11:18 am

I heard that too, which makes me suspect the same. There was also a distinct lack of surprised shouts. I feel sorry for the bridal couple, as they were probably just hoping to enjoy the company of their mentally ill relative without an episode.

When a friend of mine married, she was worried that a close relative would have an episode. She didn’t feel that she couldn’t invite this relative, so one of us stayed with this relative at all times so that if she felt unwell we could at least try to calm her down. Thankfully, it wasn’t necessary. The closest we got to an episode was her telling me all about the magic powers of her ring.

Honestly, you can’t stop the crazy. If this person was a stranger, then there was nothing the couple could have done. If this person was known, then assigning a helper might have made a difference but also might not have. The only thing you can really do is laugh about it instead of crying about it.

I hope the bride, after her initial exasperation, was able to laugh about it. You could say “ruined the wedding” or you could say “gave us a story to retell for years to come”.

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Cat November 8, 2012 at 9:32 am

Inappropriate at a wedding ceremony held in a church and showed a total lack of respect both for the wedding party and for the sacred location. I found myself wishing that the groomsmen had removed him bodily from the church-without his clothing. Let him go home that way.
I knew a man who, in his high school days, had joined a group of friends in streaking through a restaurant. He was shocked to see his parents seated at a nearby table as he ran past. When he got home, his father was waiting for him. “Son,” he said, ” you’re not planning on making a habit of that, are you?” Thankfully, his mother had not recognized him.

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June First November 8, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Inappropriate at any wedding, really.

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The Elf November 9, 2012 at 8:13 am

I’m having a hard time coming up wiht an event where running naked into a room would be appropriate!

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Cat November 10, 2012 at 10:10 am

I can think of only one-when you have discovered the house is on fire while bathing (fire in the linen closet, which is spreading, perhaps) and you need to get your family out. Then all bets are off.

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--Lia November 11, 2012 at 5:09 pm

Betazoid culture. (From Star Trek: The Next Generation.)

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sv November 8, 2012 at 10:15 am

I suspect by the lack of reaction that he was known to the couple getting married. What a terrible thing to do in the middle of the ceremony. Hats off to the bride & groom for keeping their cool.

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Leah November 8, 2012 at 10:39 am

When the guy moves, it looks like he’s wearing underwear, though from the motions he made, he may have “popped out” of that underwear. Had that been an audience of my friends, there would have been rolling laughter.

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Lo November 9, 2012 at 8:56 am

My wedding party would have cracked up too. I have a ten year old’s sense of humor.

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ferretrick November 8, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Kind of gives new meaning to “forever hold your piece.” :)

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Xena Xavier November 8, 2012 at 11:40 pm

Nice one, ferretrick! I needed a good laugh today.

This also reminded me of an old joke: You can always tell who the Best Man is at a nudist wedding…

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The Elf November 9, 2012 at 8:13 am

Awesome, both of you! I needed that laugh!

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Melanie November 16, 2012 at 1:53 am

Cool username!

I don’t get the joke. Is it a size reference? :-D

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Xena Xavier November 18, 2012 at 10:46 am

Size, girth, whatever floats your boat….as I said, it’s a very old joke. And everyone’s in the altogether, so you can see, well….

Thanks for the compliment on my handle.

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Ashley November 8, 2012 at 12:11 pm

The lack of reaction combined with someone saying “He’s skitzophrenic” (I’m sorry, I can never spell that word right.) twice on the audio, makes me wonder if they knew the person?

I’m not sure what to make of this video. Quite obviously it should not have happened in the church but I can’t accurately tell how upset they were or if they knew him or not.

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HonorH November 8, 2012 at 12:21 pm

It may not have been so amusing at the time, but just think of the family lore this will contribute to.

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Adira November 10, 2012 at 5:29 pm

I feel bad for the couple, but I don’t think the guy was rude, I think he was mentally ill.

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Karen November 11, 2012 at 6:51 am

I agree, I distinctly hear then twice say “He’s schozophrenic”. It’s not a matter of etiquette, it is a matter of mental health. It is very unfortunate for the people whose wedding he interrupted, but I really don’t think you can hold someone having a possible psychotic break to normal standards of social niceties.

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Gellchom November 11, 2012 at 8:18 am

Me, too.

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mbbored November 11, 2012 at 3:23 pm

I agree, Adira. Yes, this was not what most people would want to occur at their wedding, but somebody on the video said he was schizophrenic, therefore probably not in control of himself.

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The Elf November 14, 2012 at 4:25 pm

“Mentally ill” and “rude” are not mutually exclusive. Mental illness is an explanation for the rude behavior, one that perhaps could be forgiven more easily, rather than excuse for the rude behavior.

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Daisy November 14, 2012 at 11:23 am

It certainly seemed as if people knew him. No screams, even from the MOB, would indicate that they’d been tried like this previously. Kudos to all involved, who refused to upset what looked like a lovely service!

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White Lotus November 14, 2012 at 6:59 pm

Well, of course it is impolite to knowingly attend an event inappropriate attired, or to disrupt an event, barring necessity, however attired. It is also impolite to laugh at mentally ill people. So keeping calm, fixing the problem, and carrying on was absolutely the right thing to do.
I come from a culture where mixed-sex nudity on the part of adults and children together, in appropriate circumstances such as bathing and swimming is normal and quite unremarkable. I am surprised that someone would think children old enough to be flower girls had never seen nor should see a naked man. In fact, after I had pointed out the man was ill (if I knew), I think my very dry response would have been, “You do know that you don’t dress like that for wedding, don’t you?” Which would have made my own children and me howl with laughter. Silently, I hope.
It is going to be the highlight of their wedding memories, I bet!

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