Not-so-wedded bliss! Man and woman arrested after fight erupts over food at Ohio wedding reception

Source: MEGA; Trumbull County jail

Jul. 21 2021, Published 2:42 p.m. ET

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Police placed a man and woman under arrest after a fight broke out over the quality of the catered food at an Ohio wedding reception, according to a report.

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On July 17, authorities were called to a banquet hall at the Motor Inn Drive in Liberty Township shortly before 10 p.m. to intervene in an escalating disagreement between caterers and a wedding party.

At the scene, responding officers found people yelling at each other in the parking lot and were told a shirtless man, later identified as 23-year-old Malik Everson, was armed with a gun, WKBN reported.

As police took Everson into custody and confiscated an allegedly loaded firearm, Brooke Mascarella, 31, reportedly ignored officers’ warnings to stay away and not interfere. She was handcuffed and placed under arrest.

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Police determined the fight was sparked after members of the wedding party became unhappy with the quality of the food and demanded a full refund from the caterer. Citing a police report, WKBN reported the caterer gave back $100 but the groom confronted her in the kitchen and was “making threats" while she was on the phone with Everson.

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Everson was at the banquet hall to pick up the caterer, according to WKBN.

Police logged into evidence the gun allegedly found on Everson as well as a knife wedding guests claimed Mascarella dropped before police arrived.

Both were taken to the Trumbull County Jail and each charged with aggravated menacing. Mascarella faces an additional charge of obstructing official business.

At their July 19 arraignment, both pleaded not guilty to the charges and were released on $5,000 bond.


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