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Stamford Man Fakes Death To Avoid Wedding

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Tucker Blandford and Alex Lanchester’s  wedding was set for August 15th, 2014.  But a “deadly” case of cold feet got the best of Blandford when the Stamford, Connecticut resident faked his death to avoid getting married.

Lanchester, 23, of the United Kingdom,  reportedly met Blandford, also 23, back in 2012  while she was attending college in Connecticut. The two fell in love and got engaged before Lanchester returned home to the UK.  The couple had plans to marry in Connecticut in August of 2014.

Things went awry one day when Lanchester received a phone call from a man who said he was Blandford’s father. The individual, which turned out to be Blandford himself, told Lanchester that Blandford had committed suicide.

Still in shock from the initial phone call, Lanchester reached back out to Blandford’s parents, her future in-laws at the time, to offer her condolences. Much to Lanchester’s surprise, Blandford’s mother had no idea that her son had passed away.  Quite the contrary, he was alive and doing well.

Lanchester also discovered that the venue  the couple had supposedly reserved for the wedding had no record of their booking,

Blandford admits Lanchester’s allegations are true.

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