3 New Jersey wedding crashers to face lesser charges

Authorities say three juveniles who allegedly crashed a wedding reception in central New Jersey last weekend won’t have to face strong-armed robbery charges.

Instead, they will be charged as juveniles with simple assault and trespassing.

Authorities say the youths mingled with guests, consumed food and beverages and took pictures inside a photo booth set up for the event, which was held Saturday night at a banquet facility in Ocean Township (Monmouth County).

When it was learned they had not been invited to the reception, a woman who manages the facility tried to detain the youths until police arrived. But one youth allegedly threw her to the ground, and all three ran out of the building.

Authorities had said the three would face strong-armed robbery charges because they consumed beverages and food and used physical force to flee.

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