Drunk Wedding Crasher Cuts in on 1st Dance, Plays Hide & Seek With Hotel Security

May 23, 2019


A Florida couple was enjoying their first dance at their wedding reception at the Grand Plaza Hotel in St. Pete Beach on Monday night when Mark Saunderson decided to cut in. Saunderson wasn't the bride's dad or zany older brother--in fact, the 37-year-old wedding crasher didn't even know her. While a guest who was actually invited to the reception told WFLA that the bride thought Saunderson's stunt "was hilarious," the groom was less than amused. After the groomsmen had him removed by security, Saunderson--who was visibly drunk--broke loose and took an elevator to the 11th floor, where he told police he was from Ohio (he's from Florida) and gave them his phone number instead of his social security number. He was subsequently arrested for disorderly conduct and made bail at 1 a.m. on Tuesday morning.