Nightmarish wedding guest attacked bride with a sword and leaves her bleeding after crashing her wedding and trying to bum a cigarette from bridal party’
Crazed hedge fund manager, Carlos Mejia allegedly attacked the woman at her own wedding reception in Hamburg, New Jersey on Sept 23
The dispute began when the wedding party refused to give the ‘crasher’ a cigarette
Following a row 43-year-old Meija, a New York based financier, retreated back to his hotel room
When the group knocked on his door he ‘brandished a sword and attacked the bride’ outside his hotel room
Police believe Mejia was ‘under the influence of drugs or alcohol’ during the event
He is charged with aggravated assault with bodily injury, making terrorist threats, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and harassment.
An uninvited wedding guest from hell turned savage at a wedding party after the hosts refused o meet his demands.
The man, a 43-year-old hedge fund manager from New York was arrested over the weekend for attacking and threatening to kill a bride on her wedding day, with a sword, cops said.
Carlos Mejia allegedly set upon the woman outside a hotel room at the Crystal Springs Resort in Hamburg, New Jersey on Saturday.
Carlos Mejia, [photo], allegedly attacked the bride outside his hotel room after being denied a cigarette by the bridal party at the reception in Hamburg, NJ on Saturday
Mejia, 43, allegedly attacked the bride, whose name is being withheld due to the nature of the charges, outside his hotel room after being denied a cigarette.
He had been arguing with her and members of the wedding party at the Crystal Springs Resort in Hamburg, New Jersey, reports the New Jersey Herald.
The bridge sustained a laceration to her left arm and was rushed to Newton Medical Center, however her injuries were not thought to be life-threatening.
Mejia, from New York, was arrested by Hardyston police and charged with assault and terrorist threats.
He is believed to work in the city and has been employed by the firm he works for more than a decade before opening an office in his native Colombia.
The accused was thought to be staying as a guest at the hotel for a work-related event, said First Assistant Prosecutor Gregory Mueller.
During his stay he approached the bridal party and asked if he could have a cigarette, according to the affidavit from Mejia’s arrest.
The affidavit states that either they did not have one to give him, or refused to, resulting in a verbal dispute.
The attack occurred at the Crystal Springs Resort [photo], in Hamburg, New Jersey
Mejia then began yelling at the bride and the rest of the group before heading back to his hotel room, witnesses report.
Police have added that he was wielding the sword at the bride while threatening to kill her, before slicing her arm with it.
Although a witness called police as Mejia made a bid to leave, he had to be stopped by several guests and detained by security until they arrived. He had been spotted wandering around the hotel holding the sword prior to the attack.
During his interview, which was ‘inconclusive’, it was decided that Mejia appeared to be ‘under the influence of drugs or alcohol’ during the events.
Mejia is charged with third-degree aggravated assault with bodily injury, third-degree terroristic threats, third-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and a disorderly persons offense of harassment.
The businessman was reportedly booked into the Sussex County Jail and released, pending a court appearance.