When Jennifer Wilbanks came up missing, I have to admit that I thought her fiancé, John Mason, had something to do with it, merely because he didn’t seem too upset about not to be able to find her. Perhaps he could sense what had happened. Who, after all, would know the machinations of a drama queen better that her consort?
Although Wilbanks initially told police in Albuquerque that she had been kidnapped, she admitted after further questioning with police and the FBI that she had fled her suburban Atlanta home voluntarily, because she "needed some time alone" before the wedding.
Saturday night she walked through the Albuquerque airport -- flanked by police -- her face hidden by a striped towel or small blanket.
The 32-year-old woman, missing since Tuesday, called fiance John Mason [in Georgia] from an Albuquerque 7-Eleven convenience store before dawn Saturday, and he kept her on the line long enough for police there to trace the call.
This woman is clearly insane. Who in their right mind would run away to Albuquerque? (Sorry, Mom and Dad.)
Take this as a sign, Mr. Mason. Run--don’t walk—away.
UPDATE: Link fixed. :-)
UPDATE: Linked to James Joyner's Beltway Traffic Jam.
UPDATE: If I were Wilbanks, I'd wear a burkha (sp) too after that little stunt. However, the shroud is probably meant to hide her impromptu haircut.
UPDATE: Some people have to beat their heads against brick walls to get a clue.
The jilted groom whose bride-to-be ran away four days before their wedding still wants to marry Jennifer Wilbanks, saying, "Haven't we all made mistakes?"Okay, pal; when you're miserable in a few years, don't say she didn't warn you.
"Just because we haven't walked down the aisle, just because we haven't stood in front of 500 people and said our 'I Do's, my commitment before God to her was the day I bought that ring and put it on her finger, and I'm not backing down from that," John Mason said Monday in an interview with Fox News' Hannity & Colmes show.
Lots of people have been harping on Wilbanks' bug-eyed appearance; I say that John Mason looks a little creepy. Perhaps they're meant for each other.