Hand­cuffed man pro­poses dur­ing felony ar­rest

Muscat Daily - - WORLD -

Musko­gee, US - Cops in Musko­gee, Ok­la­homa, say they ar­rested 35 year old Bran­don Thomp­son July 4 on six felony war­rants and were lead­ing him to a wait­ing po­lice car when he made an un­usual re­quest.

“I asked the of­fi­cer if I could propose,” Thomp­son later told CNN. “The of­fi­cer said, ‘You want to do what?’ and I said, ‘I want to propose to her’.” The ar­rest­ing of­fi­cers - who cuffed Thomp­son while he was cel­e­brat­ing not only In­de­pen­dence Day, but also his birth­day - took pity on him.

In po­lice body cam­era footage of the en­counter, Thomp­son can be heard telling his girl­friend, Le­an­dria Keith, “I love you. Will you be my wife, please?”

When Keith agrees, an of­fi­cer can be seen switch­ing Thomp­son’s hand­cuffs from the back to the front so he can place the en­gage­ment ring on her fin­ger.

The Musko­gee Po­lice Depart­ment posted video of the pro­posal on its Face­book page. As of Mon­day, it’s been viewed more than 12,000 times. While the cou­ple now ap­pear to have ‘for bet­ter or worse’ down pat, it’s yet to be seen if mar­riage is the only in­sti­tu­tion in their im­me­di­ate fu­ture.

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