Police: Pa. newlyweds shoplifted reception food

August 25, 2011 - 6:55 AM

CENTRE HALL, Pa. (AP) — A couple of Pennsylvania newlyweds are behind bars after police say they were caught shoplifting food from a supermarket for their wedding reception.

The Centre Daily Times reports 32-year-old Arthur Phillips III and his bride, 22-year-old Brittany Lurch, were arrested Saturday after taking more than $1,000 in merchandise from a Wegmans supermarket in Centre Hall.

Patton Township police say the couple was captured on surveillance footage loading a shopping cart and leaving the store without paying.

The Centre Daily Times report (http://bit.ly/nlijHG ) says the couple admitted taking the items when arrested. Police say the newlyweds told officers they'd been married a couple days earlier and took the food for their wedding reception that afternoon.

Phillips and Lurch are each charged with misdemeanor counts and are being held on $2,500 bail.

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Information from: Centre Daily Times, http://www.centredaily.com