Man calls in bomb threat to cover up wedding day faux pas

9:12 AM, Oct 22, 2013   |    comments
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LONDON - What does a guy do after finding out he forgot to book the venue for his wedding.

If you're Neil McArdle... the best option, apparently, is to call in a bomb threat.

McArdle has been sentenced to a year in jail after making a hoax bomb threat rather than admit he'd neglected to carry out the duties his fiancée assigned him.

Prosecutors say McArdle called Liverpool's St. George's Hall from a phone booth on his scheduled wedding day in April, claiming a bomb was due to go off in 45 minutes.

His fiancee, Amy Williams, was left standing in the street in her wedding gown while the building was evacuated.

McArdle was arrested and admitted that he made the call because he had forgotten to fill out the paperwork for the wedding.

On Tuesday a judge at Liverpool Crown Court in northwest England sentenced him to 12 months in jail.

Defense lawyer Charles Lander said McArdle and Williams are still together despite their wedding day disaster.

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