QUEEN CREEK, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- We use our cameras and cellphones to capture moments that turn into memories for us to treasure down the line. A Queen Creek woman said she was robbed of that chance after footage of her cousin’s wedding was stolen.
Megan Huard said her cousin, Gillian Brekke, wanted to have wedding guests off their cellphones to be more present with one another. Huard managed to mingle, and capture the wedding on her GoPro.
“We have every single thing,” she said. “We have the ceremony. We have dances. We have speeches from all parents. Everything is on there -- laughing, moments that I couldn’t wait to show the bride.”
After a long day of celebrating, Huard said she went home, leaving the GoPro in her unlocked truck. The next day she found out someone rummaged through her truck and took the GoPro.
Starting to cry, Huard said not only did she feel mad and upset for her cousin, but that the footage would be the only way for her and Brekke’s grandmother to experience the wedding. “My grandma got admitted to the ICU the morning of the wedding,” she said.
Huard said her grandmother lived with her cousin Gillian, and when she told her Friday night, she took the news hard.
“She bald. She cried. She cried a lot,” Huard said with tears swelling in her eyes. “Our grandma is not home yet. She was intubated while the wedding was going on.”
Huard said about five of her neighbors also had items stolen. She said she believes it’s two teenagers who have been spotted on Ring Doorbell cameras before. She and the neighbors reported the incident to the police.
In a few weeks, Huard is planning to move her cousin to San Diego, where Brekke’s husband is stationed in the Navy. She’s pleading with whoever took the footage to return it soon.