facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Morality police halt wedding celebration

Oct. 17, 2012 at 8:04 AM   |   Comments

DHAHRAN, Saudi Arabia, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Saudi Arabian morality police detained an Egyptian bridegroom at a shopping mall after he and his bride went there to celebrate their wedding.

The couple, who traveled from Egypt in their wedding clothes, surprised thousands of shoppers when they arrived at a complex in Dhahran in eastern Saudi Arabia, Gulf News reported Wednesday.

The bride was dressed in a full-length white gown and veil. The groom, a teacher, was wearing a black wedding suit.

The couple were followed by friends and a mob of curious onlookers as they strolled arm-in-arm through the shopping complex.

The celebration ended when members of the Saudi Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice arrived and took the groom in for questioning. The bride was spirited out of the mall by friends.

The groom told authorities he wasn't aware of any rules banning public celebrations.

The case has been submitted to the proper authorities, Gulf News said.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
New Zealand woman: Airplane dumped human waste on home New Zealand woman: Airplane dumped human waste on home
2
Prosthetic poop prank ends with Taser attack Prosthetic poop prank ends with Taser attack
3
Swiss researchers: Banner year for 'giant's penis' Swiss researchers: Banner year for 'giant's penis'
4
Suspected drunken driver was trying to order pizza Suspected drunken driver was trying to order pizza
5
Alleged diaper smugglers busted in Sweden Alleged diaper smugglers busted in Sweden
Trending News
x
Feedback