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Bride asks if she should press charges on MIL after police find earrings in purse.

Bride asks if she should press charges on MIL after police find earrings in purse.


In this post on Reddit's 'Am I The A**hole' subreddit, a bride got a weird feeling about her MIL's comments with her earrings. This lead to a really uncomfortable situation on her wedding day. Here's her story...

I 28f got married to my husband 34m a week ago. We got engaged about a year ago and when I got engaged my mother gave me a pair of earrings which she said every woman for generations in our family has worn to their weddings.

They are 4.00ct dangling earrings and they are worth a lot. I felt very honoured to be given them and it made me feel closer to my grandmother who had died 2 months prior.

About 3 months after that I went wedding dress shopping with my mother my sister and my fiancés mother. I brought all the jewellery that I would be wearing to my wedding to see how they match the dresses. When I put the jewellery on my mother in law kept going on about how gorgeous the earrings were.

My mother explained the story and how they were a family heirloom passed down generations. I found the dress of my dreams and bought it.

On the day of my wedding i had everything ready in my room. My wedding dress, my flowers, my shoes, my makeup and my jewellery. I was in there with my soon to be mother in law. I then needed to go to the toilet and when I came back my mother in law was gone.

I wasn’t sure what had happened but i just thought she maybe got called away to do something. I then noticed my earrings were gone. I knew straight away that she had taken them.

I found her and confronted her and she said she didn’t take them. I asked if I could look through her bag and she said no and gripped onto it. I said that if she didn’t let me look I would call the police which I then did as she still wouldn’t let me look.

The police arrived and searched her and the earrings were found in her bag. They were returned to me and they asked if I wanted to press charges. I wanted to talk to my fiancé first and he said he would support me if I wanted to. I didn’t want to decide in that moment so I just ignored it and had a great night.

That was a week ago and ever since then I’ve been getting loads of threatening messages and calls from my husbands side for the family. My mother in law has been sending me extremely hateful texts and I think I want to press charges but I’m still not sure if it’s a good idea.

Here's what the Reddit jury thinks:

CrystalQueen3000 writes:

NTA. MIL is a thief that tried to make off with your heirloom earrings. F**k that. Press charges and be done with her.

Ancient_List writes:

And then doubled down by getting her family to harass OP, as you do when you don't want to be charged. Press charges for both harassment and theft. If OP doesn't, the family will just keep at it. Prove that messing with your family has consequences.

PartyQuiet3310 writes:

You might have been the asshole if the earrings weren’t in her purse, but they were lol. So yea, NTA and she sounds horrible.

EnderDitto writes:

NTA. Something to consider: If you don't press charges, she/they will pretend it never happened after a short time. Once she thinks she got away with it, she, and the people harassing you, will start saying you made up the story of her getting caught stealing. I've dealt with people like this. Good luck.

Haso0nz1999 writes:

First, congratulations on your marriage.

Second, NTA. I think you and your husband should plan a sit down with her, no one else involved, and talk things through. If she isn't willing to apologize and cease her harassment and set her family straight then I definitely think you should involve the law.

Save all the text, in case they want to act smart or funny. Judging from your husband's reaction, he might've seen some type of bullshit coming from her.

Sources: Reddit
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