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.

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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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