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Groom Chases Thief Who Stole Gifts From Vow Renewal Ceremony

By    |   Wednesday, 02 Jul 2014 03:31 PM

A Kansas groom chased a thief down the street when the he spotted the man trying to make off with gifts from the wedding vow renewal reception.

According to The Associated Press, Jared Lightle of Galena, Kansas, was outside during the reception Saturday after renewing his vows with his wife, Stephanie, at the Scottish Rite Temple in downtown Joplin when his mother yelled that someone had taken cards from a gift table in the lobby.

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Lightle said he saw a man across the street with wedding cards in his hand and yelled at him to stop. But the suspect began running and Lightle took off after him, yelling "Stop! Thief! Stop."

Police who were investigating a traffic accident nearby eventually caught the suspect, The Joplin Globe reported. Rosario Caruso, 31, of Lamar, was charged with trespassing, larceny and resisting arrest.

"If we hadn't caught the guy, it would have ended an otherwise perfect celebration on a very bitter note," Lightle said.

After the incident, the couple was left with the hassle of trying to match gift givers with the recovered gift cards and cash.

Lightle was pleased that police apprehended the suspect, and said it appears justice will be served.

The Lightles' interrupted event was the wedding they had planned on the one-year anniversary of taking their vows at a courthouse just before Jared was deployed to Afghanistan.

"I guess we're going to have a very unique wedding story to tell the rest of our lives," Lightle said.

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