Deputies: Drunk Pinellas men crashed wedding, caused ruckus


DUNEDIN, Fla. (WFLA) – Two Pinellas County men were charged with disorderly intoxication after deputies say they crashed a wedding in Dunedin and threatened the bride and shoved guests.

Deputies arrested Patrick McAllister, 33, of Tierre Verde and Joshua David Willard, 34, of St. Petersburg, at the Dunedin House of Beer on Saturday night.

Investigators say the pair did not know anyone at the private wedding they walked into and they were not invited to the wedding. When they were asked to leave, deputies say Willard refused to go and pushed guests. At one point, he made a closed fist and threatened the bride.

Deputies say McAllister pushed numerous guests and took the eyeglasses from one guest and threw them into the parking lot.

The men then left and went to a public bar where they were told they were not welcome. Deputies say the pair refused to go and caused a scene by making threats and using profanity.

Deputies say Willard was highly intoxicated and smelled like alcohol. He had slurred speech and was unsteady on his feet.

McAllister kept interfering with deputies when they tried to arrest Willard. McAllister at one point placed his arm on a deputy in an attempt to try to stop them from arresting him.

Both men were arrested and charged with disorderly intoxication-disturbance and obstruction-resisting officer without violence. They were released from the Pinellas County Jail after each posted $250 bond.

Willard is employed by the Largo Fire Department, according to his arrest affidavit. McAllister’s place of employment was not listed.

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