Police in Midvale, a suburb of Salt Lake City, Utah, say 30-year-old Andrew Marlin Curtis stole a truck last week while trying to stop a former girlfriend's wedding. He was charged on Thursday with unauthorized control of a vehicle for an extended time, a third-degree felony.
“Stealing a car to stop a wedding? Haven’t seen it, not in my career,” Cpl. Justin Hoyal of the Unified Police Department, which covers several unincorporated areas, said.
Hoyal said that when a friend failed to give Curtis a ride, he stole a truck that had been left running in a Midvale parking lot and drove to his ex-girlfriend's house. He later crashed the vehicle in a church parking lot, leaving behind the truck’s license plate and bumper. The damage is estimated to be $1,000.
Hoyal said that Curtis eventually returned the truck to its original parking place. He told officers at the scene that he took it while trying to persuade his ex-girlfriend not to get married. But for Curtis, there was no happy ending. The bride-to-be wouldn't speak to him.