When Kansas couple Jared and Stephanie Lightle decided to renew their wedding vows, they didn't bank on an intruder spoiling the party.
The pair were outside at the reception in Joplin, Missouri, when Jared's mother spotted a man running away with armfuls of wedding gifts.
Jared gave chase, yelling 'Stop, thief!' at the top of his voice.
Police who had been investigating a traffic accident nearby eventually caught the suspect. Rosario Caruso, 31, of Lamar, was charged with trespassing, larceny and resisting arrest.
Lightle was philosophical about the incident.
'I guess we're going to have a very unique wedding story to tell the rest of our lives,' he said.