Vandalism Suspect Identified in Fresno Wedding Chapel War

Vandalism Suspect Identified in Fresno Wedding Chapel War

Fresno Police are are on the hunt for a man accused of vandalizing a wedding chapel, which police say he once had ties to.

Fresno Police are are on the hunt for a man accused of vandalizing a wedding chapel, which police say he once had ties to.

Investigators say the suspect vandalized a Fresno wedding chapel, but works at a Kingsburg wedding chapel.

They say the chapel feud has been going on for a couple years, but came to a head this week.

CBS47's Lemor Abrams is live in Fresno with more on the vandalism.

We've heard of bridal wars, but wedding wars... in Fresno?

Luis Rosales came into work at the Ventura Wedding Chapel to find broken windows, a sign with splattered paint, a damaged car, and surveillance video with clues as to who done it.

"It's like why... why would they want to that because they don't have anything against us...maybe it's against the business," said Luis Rosales.

Rosales believes its the work of an angry competitor.

"I'm sure he did this on his own. I don't think anyone put him up to this," said Rosales.

Police identified 30 year old Adam Weith as the suspect. They say his family owns the Fresno Wedding Chapel, and at one point operated out of the Ventura Wedding Chapel.

"From what we know is that they had a prior business there, and then some feud began after they had left...and began operating their own wedding chapel away from that location," said Fresno Police Sgt. Mark Hudson.

Police believe the Fresno Wedding Chapel operates out of a home in Kingsburg. But as if to throw more rice on the fire fueling the wedding war...we've learned that the chapel might not have a physical location.

The man living there tells me the Weaths no longer use the home for weddings...and believes Adam Weith has left town.

"I don't know what the motive is...if they're thinking we have so much business that maybe they're trying to put us out of business? I don't know," said Rosales.

The suspect isn't just facing felony vandalism charges. Police say he has a previous warrant for drug possession.

Anyone with information about the suspect is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 498-STOP.
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