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"Runaway Bride" Spoofed In Cop Ad

Jennifer Wilbanks, the so-called "Runaway Bride," has inspired a police-recruitment ad in New Mexico. The ad, which features a cop grabbing a woman dressed in a wedding gown and running shoes, stars Trish Hoffman, an Albuquerque police officer who hit the news when she led Wilbanks through the Albuquerque airport.

"Running away from your current job? Call APD recruiting," the ad reads. Wilbanks claimed she had been abducted and sexually assaulted on the eve of her wedding in 2005. But she later admitted to making it all up and pleaded no contest to lying to police, getting two years' probation and community service. Hoffman, a 12-year cop, says her department isn't making fun of Wilbanks, just hoping to "get some publicity out of it."



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