Do you worry about someone making off with all your wedding gifts? Should you have to?
Apparently, you do if this guy’s around.
According to a story by The Associated Press, a man walked into the Leola Inn on June 29 and stole the couple’s entire birdcage filled with cards, checks and cash worth between $3,000 and $5,000.
The groom’s sister said that after the wedding at the William Penn Inn, the family was moving the gifts to an unlocked car.
She said she put the birdcage in the back seat, walked into get more gifts, and within a minute it was stolen. The gifts were estimated at a value between $3,000 and $5,000.
According to multiple stories, a man was shown on a surveillance video lingering around the reception area and parking lot, which eventually led police to Joseph Franzone Jr., 35, of Montgomery County. Police said Franzone turned himself in on July 12 for allegedly stealing the gifts.
You hate to think you have to worry about guests taking your gifts, but I never would have thought about a complete stranger wandering into my wedding and making off with them.
Christian and I have been going back and forth on what we wanted to use for our card depository, if you will. I really wanted to used a cute suitcase for our cards versus the traditional birdcage or fancy box with a slit in the top. One problem with having something so open is the fact that someone can walk by and swipe anything they want.
With a birdcage, you have to at least work at getting the cards out. That is, unless you just run off with the whole thing.
And brides beware when handling your gifts. You never know who might be watching, and I probably wouldn’t have locked the car, either. Thousands of dollars can disappear in a matter of minutes.