Wedding crashers! Two men ‘punch the GROOM after being caught trying to steal a case of beer from reception’ before being battered by furious guests
- William Beeson, 22, and Justin Crowl, 29, face charges of theft, trespassing, and disorderly conduct
- Beeson and Crowl are accused of crashing a couple’s wedding in Ohio and attempting to steal a case of beer
- When the groom confronted the beer bandits, Beeson allegedly punched him
- Wedding guests then attacked the duo, leaving Beeson with a black eye and Crowl with cuts
- Both men claimed they were invited to the reception by a guest and then attacked for no reason
A pair of thirsty wedding crashers got more than they bargained for when authorities say they attempted to steal a case of beer from an Ohio couple’s reception, resulting in a bloody brawl with guests.
The sudsy standoff took place during a wedding celebration at the John Hartz building located at Richland County Fairgrounds in Mansfield on June 19.
According to the county sheriff’s department, 22-year-old William Beeson and 29-year-old William Crowl entered the venue uninvited and tried to make away with the beer that was being served.
Bloody brew brawl: William Beeson, 22 (left), and Justin Crowl, 29 (right), have been arrested in Ohio after they allegedly crashed a couple’s wedding reception, tried to steal a case of beer and punched the groom, before the guests battered them
The melee broke out during a wedding reception that was being held at Richland County Fairgrounds in Mansfield, Ohio, on June 19
The newlywed husband, who has not been named, confronted the unwelcome guests, and was allegedly punched by Beeson, reported Fox8.
When wedding guests observed what was happening, they quickly jumped into action and turned the tables on the suspected beer bandits.
Crowl (pictured) and Beeson told cops they were invited to the party and then attacked for no reason
Crowl suffered lacerations after being slashed with broken beer bottles, while Beeson got a black eye and sustained other injuries.
When interviewed by deputies, Beeson and Crowl claimed they were attending the draft horse and pony show at the fairgrounds when a wedding guest in a purple dress invited them to the reception, according to WSYX.
The pair argued that they were then attacked without any provocation.
Beeson and Crowl were booked into the county jail on charges of theft, trespassing, and disorderly conduct.