Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Modern-day Mr. and Mrs. Bonnie and Clyde

You’ve heard of shotgun weddings, right? Well, this story could result in a “jailhouse wedding”.

Seems that a Lapeer, Mich. couple are wanted by authorities on charges that they robbed the Lapeer County Bank and Trust on September 19. James L. Smith of the Flint Journal reports that 24 year-old Harold “Aaron” Holt and 23 year-old Elizabeth A. Bruman, who were living together, allegedly took an estimated $5,000. Detectives, according to Smith, learned that the couple allegedly used the stolen cash to purchase wedding rings, pay legal fees in a custody case and pay back rent.

Authorities always want a peaceful end to a fugitive search, and this is no exception. Smith also writes that Lapeer County Sheriff Ron Kalanquin has announced that if the suspects turn themselves in, he will allow them to get married in the jail.

Police also say a toy gun was used in the robbery, which tells me this couple was more desperate than criminal. Both, unfortunately, have criminal records.

Not condoning them, but I hope they are able to get their lives straightened out.

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