Wedding Photographer Jailed After Having Sex With Guest, Urinating on Tree
By RJ Johnson - @rickerthewriter
November 27, 2018
Generally, when you're ready to hire a photographer for your wedding, you're mostly worried about finding someone who has the right experience and equipment. Most of the time, you don't have to ask whether or not they've been house-trained. Unfortunately, one unlucky couple learned the hard way that they probably should have looked harder for a qualified photographer for their upcoming nuptials.
Katherine Leigh Mehta, 26, of Arlington, Texas, was initially hired to shoot the couple's wedding photos, but as the ceremony wore on, Mehta's behavior became erratic, resulting in the need for police to be called.
According to the arrest report, Parker County Sheriff's deputies responded to a call around 8 p.m. on Saturday from The Springs Event Venue, after a security guard, an off-duty sheriff's deputy reported that wedding guests found Mehta having sex with another wedding guest in a room at the venue.
Mehta had left the room and walked to a nearby fountain where she began yelling. According to the arrest warrant, she then went to a nearby tree and urinated.
But Mehta wasn't finished. As she was cooling her heels in the back of a patrol car, the would-be wedding photographer began threatening the deputies, saying "Y’all families will be dead by Christmas, Y’alls daughters are dead. My dad is going to find out about this, and y’all are (expletive) dead. D-E-A-D."
When deputies took her to jail, they discovered a prescription bottle of Alprazolam (commonly known as Xanax), a medication used to treat anxiety or panic disorders. Investigators believe Mehta mixed her prescription drugs with alcohol, and had a bad interaction. She was booked Saturday night and freed on Sunday after posting $10,000 bail.
Mehta faces charges of public intoxication and obstruction/retaliation. Court records don't show whether Mehta is represented by a lawyer.
Photo: Parker County Jail