Man arrested after crashing Florida beach wedding

Police say 22-year-old tossed beer cans during ceremony

Published On: Dec 10 2012 07:36:01 AM EST   Updated On: Dec 10 2012 07:43:14 AM EST
MARCO ISLAND, Fla -

It may not have been the wedding one couple had been hoping for.

Police say a man was arrested after tossing beer cans and shouting obscenities during a beachfront ceremony on Marco Island.

The Naples Daily News reports 22-year-old Bradley John Stiner was drunk when he crashed the ceremony Friday evening.

Police say Stiner ran behind the altar, then shouted, "Hey tourists, get off my beach, I'm local." He tossed full beer cans, hitting several people, including the best man, and yelled obscenities at the wedding party.

Members of the wedding party chased after him, said police, who caught up with Stiner.  He said he had the right to be on the beach as a "taxpaying citizen," according to police.

A police report says Stiner was so intoxicated he had trouble standing without swaying.

He faces a misdemeanor battery charge.