Tue, 4 Dec, 2018
Police locate couple who dropped engagement ring down New York drain during proposal
While all wedding proposals are unforgettable, one couple’s engagement has made headlines for all the wrong reasons.
Security cameras captured the horrific moment an engagement ring fell down a drain at Times Square in New York after a man got down on one knee to propose to his partner.
The video footage, which was retweeted more than 20,000 times, shows the mystery couple unsuccessfully trying to retrieve the lost valuable.
NYPD officers were able to locate and clean the piece of jewellery but found it difficult to find the couple who it belonged to.
They shared the video on the New York City Police Department official Twitter account, hoping that online users would be able to assist in their manhunt.
But now, the New York City police have happily revealed that they have been able to locate the tourist couple and return the special ring to them.
Thank you, Twitter. Case closed!
John, Daniella, and the NYPD. pic.twitter.com/G7eB1Ds7vP
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) December 2, 2018
"The [now] happy couple is back in their home country, but thanks to your retweets they heard we were looking for them!" the NYPD wrote on Twitter.
"We're making arrangements to get them their ring back. Congratulations!"
Times Square receives more than 350,000 visitors every day but thanks to Twitter, John and his fiancée Danielle were located in record time.
The couple shared a photo of them celebrating after being reunited with the stunning ring.
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