Wedding Guest Strikes Officer in Dance Floor Fiasco
NORTH OLMSTED, Ohio — A dance with the bride and groom is something you would see at almost any wedding reception, but what happened on the dance floor at one local reception led to a guest being carried out in handcuffs.
Brooke Burke, 36, is charged with misdemeanor assault and disorderly conduct.
North Olmsted police said around 10:30 p.m. Saturday, she was attending a wedding reception at the St. Clarence Church Pavilion on Lorain Road.
Police said an argument began when the bride asked Burke to stop slow dancing with her new husband.
A guest told Fox 8 that Burke is married to the groom’s brother.
Police said Burke started yelling at the bride and tried to hit her.
The bride told officers Burke was only acting that way because she was drunk.
According to a police report, North Olmsted auxiliary officer Dan Kuack was working off-duty as security.
He said Burke tried to grab the bride again, and when a man tried to restrain her, she pushed him to the ground.
The report said Officer Kuack then tried to grab her arm and “she pushed and grabbed him by the uniform.”
It said Burke then “fell to the ground kicking and screaming and being belligerent.”
When Officer Kuack tried to control her, “she struck him in the left side of his face several times.”
Officer Kuack called other officers to assist.
Burke was arrested, booked into jail and released to a sober person.
The officer said his face was red and swollen and he was taken to the hospital for x-rays.
Brooke Burke’s husband told Fox 8 that neither he nor his wife had a comment.