Source- Steven Ewald tried to pull off his best version of “The Graduate” when he went to a wedding on Saturday to get his girlfriend. Ewald allegedly forced her into his car afterwards, according to the Sun Sentinel.
According to the arrest report, Ewald’s girlfriend was exiting a limo that had pulled up at the venue when he came over and said that the two needed to talk. A witness said that he grabbed her arm, but she shook him off.
As the wedding party lined up to enter the venue, they found that she wasn’t with them and saw Ewald bringing them to his car, according to police. At that point, they called the police when they realized what he was doing.
According to the Sun Sentinel, Ewald is charged with kidnapping and battery. He is being held at the Palm Beach County Jail on $4,000 bail.
Everyone imagines that perfect rom-com moment. That moment where the ex-boyfriend bursts through the church doors and sweeps the soon to be bride off her feet. The moment where she willingly shits on the guy standing across from her at the alter. The moment where she metaphorically spits in the face of every person that traveled from far and wide to be present for her wedding. The moment that is super awful for most parties involved, but becomes super romantic when you add in some beautiful background music and a mushy plot.
Here's the thing about that moment, it's not realistic. Not because a woman has never changed her mind about the person she is marrying. Because there is too much pressure from her friends and family to be able to accept her ex-boyfriend back in the middle of her wedding ceremony. You know how you avoid a case of your ex-girlfriend adhering to social norms and marrying her fiance? Well, you kidnap her obviously. Honestly, it's pretty genius. Get her to neutral ground. Give her some time to really give it some thought without the burden of hundreds of people staring at her in anticipation. Of course, it's always possible that 'no' really meant 'no', and you end up in prison facing kidnapping and battery charges. However, it's also possible that you two crazy kids realize you made a mistake and end up together forever. You can say what you want about Steven and his tactics, but don't say he won't do anything for love.