JEFFERSON COUNTY (KMOV) -The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an auto break-in that occurred at Sandy Creek Bridge Historic Site on May 28. While Daniel and Dianna Sikes exchanged their wedding vows , a thief broke into her car. and steal important personal documents.
“I’m trying not to get too frustrated because I don’t want them to have that power to ruin our day,” said Dianna Sikes.
The couple said they fell in love with the park for their wedding and that the ceremony went perfectly. That is until they stepped out into the parking lot and noticed two broken windows on the passenger side of the vehicle.
Daniel Sikes said: “We went over there and I saw it, I was just, I was marked.
Dianna said she wasn’t sure what documents she would need to register her marriage, so she brought along her deceased husband’s birth certificate, social security card and even death certificate. The thief got hold of those documents as well as her wallet containing her checkbook, medicine and glasses. The thief also stole the honorary’s wallet, which contained a checkbook and a handgun.
Now, the couple are scrambling to close the bank account and replace the documents before thieves can steal her identity and drain their accounts.
“The court asked for a certificate of marriage registration so she could get her identification. And after that was done, we had to go to the bank to change our bank account information completely. They’re talking about giving us all the new accounts,” he said.
The couple said the car had discolored windows and all of its contents were hidden. They believe the thief saw the bride and groomsmen going out without their wallets and saw an opportunity. The police department has appointed a detective to join the case.
The park has a surveillance camera, but Sikes said they were told it was struck by lightning and disabled during a recent storm. Dianna recently changed her car insurance from full coverage to liability coverage, so insurance won’t be able to cover the $530 cost of replacing the windows.
The police department recommends leaving any valuables in the trunk of your car.
One GoFundMe . account was set up to help the couple recover from their losses following a car break-in.
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