Comments for: 2 arrested after brawl breaks out, beer bottles get thrown at Hermon wedding reception

Posted Nov. 26, 2012, at 6:51 p.m.

HERMON | Brawls that broke out Friday night during a wedding reception led to the arrest of two of the guests — one of them on four felony charges, a sergeant with the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department said Monday. The series of incidents that led to the arrests began …

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  • Matt

    I’m guessing more than just beer was consumed. Sounds more like an Allen’s Coffee Brandy Brawl.

    • jerrymyx

      biting someone is disturbing!! sounds like he had the munchies…..expensive snack!!!

      • Anonymous

        Or rabies…

      • Anonymous

        mmmmmmm……….finger sandwiches !

    • Anonymous

      Gotta love a hillbilly wedding.
      Yee haw , y’all !!

      • Anonymous

        Who said my bride was still a virgin and not good enough for her own family?

    • Anonymous

      so true……so true :)

  • Anonymous

    How do you ruin a Hermon wedding reception??
    Come sober in a sedan.

    • Bill Cat

      Anybody over 16 who showed up sober at a reception was thought of as ‘underprivileged.’

  • Bill Cat

    So why call the cops? Can’t folks let off some steam and have fun anymore? All the wedding receptions we went to as kids at various halls — Franco-American, Polish-American, The Lithuanian Club — had at least one good fight. Usually the groom and the new father-in-law after a few highballs, sometimes the bride and his ex-girlfriend. And the Polka music played on… Maybe Allens Coffee Brandy, maybe a half-gallon of Southern Comfort on the stash.

    • I am betting your “one good fight” did not involve using beer bottles as weapons. I am sure glad I am not part of your family, how depressing to have fights at every wedding. Is there a lot of divorce in your family too?

  • Anonymous

    Kids! at a grown-up event!

  • Anonymous

    How Redneck

    • Bill Cat

      Apparently ya didn’t notice the Rebel flags and Red Neck stickers on trucks over the last decade or so. If you think it’s okay to drive to the Jiffy Mart through 7″ of snow at 60 mph, wearing a long-john top and moccasins, to get a 12-pack and more zig-zags before closing time –YOU might be a Yankee Red Neck. LOL

  • Superuser23

    They had to call cops all the way from Brewer and Hampden to this?

    • Bill Cat

      Slow day apparently.

    • Anonymous

      Hermon only has 2-3 deputies on at a time, I believe. Are you suggesting they respond to a fight of 20 people? Bangor and Hampden are MINUTES from this venue. Not so ‘all the way’.

      • Superuser23

        If I was suggesting that I would have clearly made that statement

        • Anonymous

          So what WAS your thought?

    • Anonymous

      Brewer is only five minutes if that if you take 395.

  • Ben Hutchins

    “Young Scotty Jenkins, so big and able / Saw his fair colleen stretched by the wall, / Tore the left leg from under the table / And smashed all the dishes at Flannigan’s ball”

  • Anonymous

    can’t wait to see the wedding album

    • Jennifer Robidoux

      Love it!

    • Bill Cat

      Look for it on DVD!

    • EasyWriter

      I am having visions of The Usual Suspects during the line-up. “Give me the keys you………….”

  • Anonymous

    I guess it’s not worth mentioning in this forum what a complete LACK of CLASS these people showed not to mention lack of respect for the owners of the venue they were using. There will always be people out there that cannot handle their alchohol. They should do everyone else a favor and STAY the heck home. Sorry to the bride and groom that this is how their marriage was kicked off. I would revisit who you associate with and maybe eliminate a few of them

    • Anonymous

      Unfortunately that’s not always easy when you’re talking family-disassociating yourself, that is.

    • Anonymous

      Master of the obvious….

  • Anonymous

    shanty eyerish

    • Anonymous

      Yep, and they’ve got the curse, too.

  • Anonymous

    I always find it disappointing when Officers choose to sensationalize a story by adding their own subjective commentary to it. Sgt. Michael Burgess has spoken VERY irresponsibly with his “Romeo&Juliette” “Hatfield&McCoy” commentary. It’s unnecessary and unprofessional.
    In no way am I trying to defend the actions of those involved or the severity of the accusations against them but I find it terribly sad for the Bride and Groom to have their special day further tainted by speculation from a Sgt. with his commentary.

    • Anonymous

      Though I agree regarding the Sgt.’s comments, I think their day was already tainted by the guests who decided fighting at someone’s wedding was in any way acceptable. I would disown my family member if they did that to me. Complete disrespect…

      • Bill Cat

        Don’t get too high up on that horse, sister, could make folks wonder if maybe being ‘disowned’ by you might be a step in the right direction. LOL

        • Anonymous

          Well, that only two were arrested seems to suggest a great deal of police restrain.

        • Anonymous

          Hey, not nice! :*( Are you condoning someone ruining a friend or family member’s wedding because they can’t hold their liquor or their temper? Inconsiderate, disrespectful, and juvenile. And if someone thought I, as the bride, was in the wrong for being pissed…well they can think what they want about me but I wouldn’t miss ’em!

    • Anonymous

      Oh you must be a joy to know.

    • He made a comment a lot of people would have thought. I find it very disturbing that you find fault with police officers doing their job in a dangerous situation. I want to thank the officers for having to deal with this, and your “commentary” is fine. A sense of humor helps diffuse stress and tension.

      • Anonymous

        I’m not finding fault in the officer’s job or decrediditing what they sacrifice everyday, I have just seen abusers allowed to return home and whole cases thrown out because of unnecessary comments made in such a public outlet.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t think this story needed any help to sensationalize it, all the elements were already there.

      • Anonymous

        Agreed. So save the stand-up for the Opinion section, leave it out of the news.

  • Bill Cat

    How about ya didn’t really need to go there? Hatfield s and McCoy’s was good for a chuckle… If ya never been to a family get-together where there was a squabble, it’s okay — just start one next time and join the regular folks… LOL

    • Anonymous

      I’d prefer my fun free of squabbles.

    • I agree with the first part, but I am glad I do not go to your family functions.I cannot ever remember a squabble or fight at any family gatherings, even the alcohol fueled ones!

  • Anonymous

    Was just wondering when an article was going to come out about this… sounded pretty scary on the scanner. Thank you law enforcement for doing what you do!!!!

  • Anonymous

    You stay classy William Gillespie, 46, of Princeton.

  • Anonymous

    You can take the boy out of Washington county, but you can’t take Washington county out of the boy.

  • Anonymous

    And fun was had by all….

  • Anonymous

    Of the past 25 years of EVERYONE in my family and in-law family that got married and had big fancy weddings, while my wedding was a small little event,…EVERYONE has got divorced,while i am still married to the same person. Of course i dont smoke POT or drink booze helps keep a marriage together

  • Anonymous

    A little added entertainment that wasn’t on the agenda seems o.k. to everyone but the bride and groom. It should only take about 50 years before they can look back and laugh about it.

  • PabMainer

    Another wedding where the pics in the album will feature some mug-shots…..Crazy…

  • EasyWriter

    “…first wedding guest to be placed under arrest was William Gillespie, 46, of Princeton …”

    Ahhh…those damn Ivy Leaguers…baaahaaa

  • Anonymous

    insert hillbilly guitar solo here..

  • Anonymous

    cue the Deliverance guitar solo here…

  • Anonymous

    53 comments so far and no one has pointed out that this was a “straight” wedding. I wonder how long this marriage will last. I don’t think this will happen at a same sex ceremony.

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