Lawrence and Douglas County

Lawrence and Douglas county

Sheriff’s officer unlocks handcuffed bride, groom

May 29, 2007

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The symbolism went a bit too far at a local wedding reception during the weekend.

Douglas County sheriff's officers responded Sunday evening to a call for help at a reception on 1900 Road north of Lawrence. A guest who was a law enforcement officer had handcuffed the bride and groom together as a joke but didn't have a handcuff key, sheriff's spokeswoman Lt. Kari Wempe said.

"We came and unhandcuffed the bride and groom," Wempe said.

Wempe said she didn't know who the officer was, but said it was someone from "outside this jurisdiction."

"We didn't take a report because there was no criminal act," she said.

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