Back in 2005, Jennifer Wilbanks and her fiance John Mason were planning their wedding in Georgia.
The wedding ceremony itself would have included thirty bridesmaids and groomsmen as well as an official reception with friends and family in the Altanta Athletic Club.
All was going well until the moment when the bride was reported missing just a day before entering in marriage forever. An instant mass media frenzy followed and the family offered a $100,000 bounty to whomever had any information that could result in the safe return of Jennifer. The woman was presumed to have been kidnapped.
Allegedly, the victim was taken nearly 1000 miles to New Mexico from where she called 911 assuring everyone that she was safe and hadn’t been harmed by the abductors.
Eventually, after a very brief police investigation it was concluded that the “victim” had fabricated the whole fiasco just because she had cold feet prior to the wedding. Instead of running away directly from the altar like most people would do, Jennifer took a bus to Las Vegas and then hopped onto another one headed to Albuquerque, New Mexico.
In the end she got apprehended and deported back to Atlanta to her family. Eventually the wedding got permanently postponed by her fiance after the devastating discoveries about Jennifer’s wrongdoings.