New York police hunt man who dropped engagement ring down drain during wedding proposal
A CCTV image of the newly-engaged couple posted to Twitter by the NYPD Midtown North precinct. (Twitter: NYPD)
New York City police are hunting an unlucky suitor who dropped an engagement ring down a Times Square grating while proposing to his fiancee.
Video shared on social media by the New York Police Department showed the man fumble the ring before lying on the sidewalk in the popular tourist destination and peering into the grating while his partner looked on in concern.
“She said ‘Yes’ — but he was so excited that he dropped the ring in a grate,” the NYPD wrote on Twitter.
“Help us find the couple [whose] marriage proposal went horribly wrong after their engagement ring fell down the drain in #TimesSquare,” the department’s Midtown North precinct tweeted, as well as photo of the couple.
The police also posted a photo of the ring that had been recovered — and cleaned — by their officers.
More than 350,000 people visit Times Square in midtown Manhattan every day.