The mystery of the “Bride of Fourth Street” has been solved: she was not, in fact, about to get married. But she did have a wedding ring.
As The Brooklyn Paper reported exclusively last week, police rushed to Fourth Street, between Eighth Avenue and Prospect Park West on Sunday morning after getting reports that a wedding-dress-clad woman was sleeping in the transom above a brownstone’s front door.
“Maybe she’s a fallen angel,” one of the cops quipped before his fellow officers carried down the unconscious woman and took her to the hospital for psychiatric evaluation.
Neighbors said she didn’t make a sound, except to cry out when an officer briefly took away a teddy bear-shaped bag that contained a Tiffany box with a diamond ring inside.
A police source at the 78th Precinct told The Brooklyn Paper that the ring was indeed genuine. Cops called the Fifth Avenue gem merchant with the ring’s serial number and were given the name of the man who purchased it.
The man later told cops that the woman had indeed been his fiancee, but that he had dumped her because “she was bi-polar and wouldn’t take her medicine,” the police source said.
The woman was later released from the hospital and is in the custody of her father, who lives on the block, the source said.
After being reported in The Brooklyn Paper, the story of the mystery bride was covered nationwide.
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