|I never said a parade should be held in her honor, she was wrong and I stated that in my previous post. But isn't anyone glad the story turned out like THIS and not some headline talking about body parts? I guess not, huh, this is juicier! You can really vent your spleen on this one. None of us knows the entire story. But at least I am going to give her SOME benefit of the doubt.
I'm not glad it was a story AT ALL. It should not have been.
I don't believe she was abused by her fiance (as someone said might be part of the story we're not yet hearing). If that were the case, she wouldn't have come back, and wouldn't now be saying "the wedding isn't cancelled, just postponed." Also, if you have the police and FBI looking for you, when they find you that might be the best opportunity to say "I ran because he beat me". I don't buy that as even a possibility.
I think she SHOULD face charges, just like the college student who made up being abducted a while back. Unless part of the missing pieces are that she's a diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic, I'm not willing to entertain excuses on her behalf.
YES big wedding are stressful. Yes life is stressful. Yes, maybe she didn't want to get married after all, or maybe she didn't want this big ta-do. Maybe she has abandonment issues or trust issues. Maybe she had the worst life growing up. None of that is any excuse to waste man-power of law enforcement when they could be out solving other crimes. None of that is any excuse to put your parents through hell worrying about you, along with the rest of the community who donates their time and money helping to locate you. None of that is any excuse to virtually disappear to reappear a few days later blaming a mysterious hispanic man.
Do you realize how badly her lie could have impacted some innocent person's life? What if the police in New Mexico started pulling over hispanic men? What if they pulled someone over who they THOUGHT was acting suspicious but was just nervous and ended up in an altercation, or worse, accidentally shooting some poor guy who didn't speak enough english to understand what was going on.
My HUSBAND is hispanic, and it offends me that her story not only was a lie, but a lie against some minority stranger who she pretended to be abducted by.
Do I have compassion for her? Not really sure. Unless she's suffering with some severe mental illness, it's not easy to muster up sympathy. When she had 14 bride's maids, she could have at least called SOMEONE to say "hey, I'm okay, I just need to be alone for a few days..."
I say press charges. She doesn't need to be hung out to dry or serve jail time, but maybe some community service with the mentally ill and with run-aways might do her some good.