answered by Scott Wiecenski, Police Dispatcher (2002-present)
When I got married to my now ex-wife, her father, at the reception, stood up and made an announcement that he was giving us a $5000.00 check as a wedding present. I thought this was odd, because her parents were quite poor. He took the check from his pocket and made a big display of presenting it to us. I turned to my wife and said “Wow! That’s really nice of him”. My wife replied “He’s not really giving us $5000.00. It’s just for show”. Her parents actually didn’t give us a wedding present at all, but they did steal the blankets, pillows and lamp from the hotel we had put them up in and paid for. All the charges went on my credit card.