Would-be brides everywhere have their claws out for Jennifer Wilbanks, the now-famous runaway bride who left her husband last Tuesday and took a bus tour of the Southern U.S. until early Saturday morning when she contacted her fiancee. Now, the cops are out to get her, too. Because she gave a false statement over the phone to a police officer on Saturday at 2 AM, until she quickly recanted it just a couple hours later, the cops and D.A. in Duluth, Ga., are looking into prosecuting her.
Let's be clear about this. She did nothing wrong in disappearing. The people of Duluth weren't duped - they simply jumped to the wrong conclusion. She's well within her rights to disappear. She doesn't have to tell anyone where she went to. But, because people assumed the wrong things and spend gobs of money looking for her, they now want her to pay.