Man Arrested for Throwing His Mom Out of Wedding

justin harrisAh, weddings. For most it's a time to celebrate love with family and friends; for some it's a brawltastic adventure that ends with the groom in handcuffs. Such is the case for Nevada man Justin Harris. He was arrested and charged with domestic battery and coercion after he carried his mother out of his wedding. According to Harris, 35, his mother entered the church screaming and yelling, protesting the union. Harris then picked her up and carried her out to her car.

His mother remembers it differently though, and when the cops showed up, she told a different story. Oh my. This gets ugly.


According to her, she was invited to the church, but when she showed up, her son grabbed her by the neck of her shirt and dragged her out. The pastor chimed in adding that the mom was very against Harris marrying his 30-year-old fiancee and that, yes, she was carried out. He gave no other details.

I don't know who to believe here, but really, people? The wedding was so interrupted, seeing as the groom was taken into custody, that no vows were exchanged. I guess if we're keeping score, the mom won because, in the end, her son didn't get married. But I'd be super pissed if I were him.

We don't know the whole story behind why the mom hated the fiancee or whatever, but disrupting a wedding seems a bit much. It's not like her son's 17, he doesn't necessarily need her approval. It's a shame that things had to get "violent" because everyone knows that the only time you're allowed to state your disapproval is during the "speak now or forever hold your peace" part. No other disruptions are approved. She admitted to trying to stop the wedding. Not cool, little old lady!

If Harris' story ends up holding water and he's acquitted of the charges, then I think he's owed an apology. His mom ruined one of the most important days of his life! And sent him to jail! It sounds like it was a memorable wedding day, but for all the wrong reasons.

Do you think the mom had a right to stop the wedding?


Photo via Douglas County Sheriff's Office

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