UPDATE: Police have arrested the man in the surveillance photo

UPDATED Friday, August 15, 2014 -- 3:39 p.m.

Madison Police have arrested 57-year-old Michael McDonald, who is the man in the surveillance photo.

Police received a tip from a television viewer. McDonald was taken into custody yesterday. He was located in the 1000 block of Northport Drive.

Additional charges are pending at this time.

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Updated Wednesday, August 13, 2014 --- 9:22 p.m.

Madison Police need your help identifying a wedding crasher who did more than just crash a wedding.

Amanda and Ryan Kartos met freshman year of college at UW-Madison. Last month, after six years of dating, the couple tied the knot.

While they were exchanging vows at the alter, someone was downstairs stealing their belongings.

"You expect something to go wrong, but that's not the one thing you expect to go wrong," Ryan said.

The thief took off with three of the bridesmaids' wallets, Amanda's phone and her mom's belongings.

"We felt safe at an environment at our church with all of our friends and family there," Amanda said.

Police caught the man on surveillance camera trying to use one of the credit cards in a nearby Walmart shortly after the wedding.

"It's just sad there are people out there OK with hurting other people," Amanda said.

Despite this happening, Ryan said the couple isn't letting it bring them down.

"It stinks that it happened but we're going to move on, we're going to move forward and we're going to be happy," Ryan said.

Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to contact Madison Area Crime Stoppers at (608) 266-6014.

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Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 -- 5:03 p.m.

The Madison Police Department need your help in identifying a person of interest in a theft case that targeted bridesmaids last month.

Three victims were upstairs, watching a couple exchange vows at a wedding ceremony as a thief was working the basement of St. Bernard Catholic Church, located at 2450 Atwood Avenue.

That's where the victims' purses had been left unattended. Three wallets were removed. Cash and credits cards were stolen. One credit card was used later at a Walmart.

The person in the surveillance photo is the man that used the credit card. If you or someone knows who this man is, call Madison Area Crime Stoppers at (608) 266-6014.


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