Bridesmaids forced to jump out of limo after it was carjacked and run to church… but don’t tell happy couple until after ceremony

November 9th, 2010 by Staff

Source: Daily Mail Online — Five bridesmaids who fled their limousine after it was car jacked on the way to the wedding managed to make it down the aisle on time… and didn’t tell the bride until after the ceremony.

The clearly devoted bridesmaids were forced to jump out of the limousine in Boston wearing their flowing blue gowns and carrying fuchsia bouquets after a brazen thief shattered one of the windows, got in and threatened the driver.

They then ran along Columbia Road to get to Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta Church and made it with seconds to spare before the bride arrived for her nuptials unaware of what had happened.
Dedicated: Five bridesmaids who were forced to jump out of a limousine in Boston after it was car jacked still made it to the wedding on time and didn’t tell the bride until after the ceremony

Dedicated: Five bridesmaids who were forced to jump out of a limousine in Boston after it was car jacked still made it to the wedding on time and didn’t tell the bride until after the ceremony

The incident took place outside the Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta Church minutes before the wedding service was due to take place at 1.30pm yesterday.

The man had first tried to break into a mail truck, but when he failed he targeted the limo.

Karl Kammann, a Buckingham Bus driver who had just dropped off 48 guests at the church, told the Boston Herald: ‘He started fighting with the driver, and the girls got out and ran.

‘It was chaos. Right out from under the wedding party! What a way to get married.’

Gerald Whelan, who was sitting in traffic when he saw the man get into the car, said: ‘I saw the driver’s side open, and the driver struggling half in and half out.

‘He started yelling “Help me! Somebody help me!”‘
Incident: The five bridesmaids were heading for Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta Church when they were forced to make their own way on foot

Incident: The five bridesmaids were heading for Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta Church when they were forced to make their own way on foot

The driver managed to get out unharmed and the limousine disappeared down the road, where it was later found abandoned.

Oblivious to what was going on around them, Jillian Sherlock and Nikhil Pereira were married and only became aware of their intrepid bridesmaids’ ordeal after leaving the church.

Leslie Lakhia, one of the 250 guests, said: ‘It’s a fine art to hide anything bad from the bride.

‘People didn’t want to create a bad vibe.’

The newly weds emerged to find the front of the church cordoned off with police tape.

Another limousine was despatched to take the wedding party to the reception.


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