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Just Hours After Proposal, a Street Grate Ruined Things

But never fear, unlucky guy in Times Square, the NYPD has recovered your dropped ring
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 2, 2018 10:25 AM CST
CCTV footage of the fumble.   (New York Police Department)

(Newser) – There was a definite hitch on the way to getting hitched for a couple in New York City. Picture it: Guy brings girl to Times Square just before midnight on Friday and ... immediately starts scrambling to recover the engagement ring that fell off her finger—down a grate. The couple are shown on CCTV video trying to recover the sparkler, to no avail. But never fear, because the hopeless romantics at the NYPD are here to help: The BBC reports that officers recovered the ring, cleaned it up, and are looking for the unknown ringless couple. "WANTED for dropping his fiancée’s ring in @TimesSquareNYC! She said Yes - but he was so excited that he dropped the ring in a grate," the NYPD tweeted Saturday, along with footage of the mishap. (It has since been clarified that the too-big ring fell off her hand hours after the proposal, not during it, and the couple has been found—as has the ring.)

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