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
Guy Flubs Proposal, but NYPD Is Here to Help
CCTV footage of the fumble.   (New York Police Department)

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.)

Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.