Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Alleged toddler birthday crashers attend 3-year-old Richmond boy’s party: mom

Alleged toddler birthday crashers attend 3-year-old Richmond boy’s party: mom

You’ve heard of wedding crashers, but what about toddler birthday crashers?
One Richmond mom is speaking out after allegedly being on the receiving end of a visit by some uninvited guests, and she said they appear to be repeat offenders.
Screenshot of a Facebook post in which Stephanie Wong describes the people who allegedly crashed her son’s birthday party.
Screenshot of a Facebook post in which Stephanie Wong describes the people who allegedly crashed her son’s birthday party.
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On Saturday, Stephanie Wong and her husband threw their three-year-old son a birthday party at Richmond’s City Centre Community Centre.
She said everything was going well until they noticed two women who didn’t look familiar and were snapping photos in a photo booth.
She said something felt off, so she approached them to find out who they were.
“We actually asked them, ‘Do you mind telling me exactly where your family is, who you’re with?’ They pointed to a table with a lady with glasses,” she said.
Screenshots responding to a report of alleged birthday party crashers.
Screenshots responding to a report of alleged birthday party crashers.
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But when they approached the person that the pair had pointed out, she had no idea who the two were.
“By the time we went back to the photo booth, they took their photos, they left the room with a huge plate of food as well,” she said.
“Looking back at our photos, they actually took two photos at the photo booth and we have a photo of them helping themselves to food at the buffet table as well.”
Wong said the incident left her feeling unsettled afterwards, so she posted the photo to Facebook to see if anyone could identify the couple.
At least one person replied saying they recognized the pair, who had allegedly crashed another party and asked for cake and food there as well.
Others said they had similar encounters at parties in public facilities — where passersby assumed the event was public.
Wong said she has reported the incident to the community centre, who told her it had never heard of anything like this before.