A brazen Florida couple tried to throw a lavish wedding at a mansion believing it was vacant, and even told guests it was their own home, only to be confronted on the big day by the confused owner who called 911. Shenita Jones and Courtney Wilson planned to tie the knot at the$5.7 million estate with 7.2 acres of sprawling land in Southwest Ranches, Florida, currently owned by an heir to a lucrative IHOP restaurant franchise. The 'groom' had allegedly posed as a prospective buyer to visit the home several times in the weeks leading up to the wedding after it was posted on realty sites.
A detailed wedding website invited guests to join the bride and groom for a lavish ceremony at what they claimed was 'our dream home', even calling the property 'The Wilson Estate.'
But, the couple had not even hired the property - let alone bought it - and the real owner Nathan Finkel knew nothing of their plan until Wilson showed up on the morning of the big day. A 911 call on April 17 revealed a baffled owner telling the dispatcher people were 'trespassing' on his property and had told him it was 'God's message' that they should be wed at his home. Police finally arrived and made him leave, and he was not charged with a crime.
** The estate, includes, among other things, a bowling alley, theater, tennis court, resort-style pool with a waterfall and slide, and two ponds.