January 30, 2009
Hebron, Indiana (The Weekly Vice) -- Annmarie Brickner, a 23-year-old Valparaiso, Indiana woman was arrested Friday after beating up her sister at her sister's own wedding reception.
According to police, Lori Kappas and Nicholas Landry were attending their wedding reception last Friday when the bride's uninvited sister, Brickner, showed up.
Kappas told authorities she had just arrived at the reception location when Brickner walked up to her vehicle and began pounding on the window. Although Kappas initially refused to leave the safety of the car, she eventually got out and tried to ignore Brickner on the walk up to the house.
When Kappas reached the porch of the house, witnesses say Brickner grabbed the bride's hair and pulled her to the ground. Witnesses told police that two guests pulled Brickner off of Kappas, but in doing so - clumps of the bride's hair were pulled out.
Brickner told investigators that she just wanted to talk to her sister and parents about "family problems" and insisted that she did not attack her sister. She told investigators that instead, an "old lady" and two men jumped her.
Five witnesses however told investigators that Brickner did, in fact, attack her sister.
Brickner's children, who were waiting in a car during the alleged attack, were released to their father.
Brickner also reportedly resigned her job as a Porter County 911 emergency dispatcher following the alleged attack.
Brickner was arrested on a misdemeanor battery charges for the alleged attack.
The Weekly Vice
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