An Israeli man avoided child payments for eight years by frequently changing his address, but the long arm of the law—and his ex-wife—finally caught up with him when he got remarried…and police raided the reception to seize wedding gifts.

According to a Reuters story, “With 198,000 shekels ($45,530) owed to her, his ex-wife finally tracked him down when a relative passed on a copy of a wedding invitation for his second marriage this week. Police and bailiffs allowed the newlyweds to celebrate before confronting the groom and confiscating the wedding hall's safe in which guests had deposited cash and checks, a tradition for Israeli nuptials.”

Though police did not arrest the surprised groom, “that was of little consolation to his distraught bride, who fainted as her wedding turned into a nightmare.”

No report on how the honeymoon went.

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