Handcuffed man proposes during felony arrest
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.