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Handcuffed Suspect Proposes To Girlfriend, She Says 'Yes'
Originally published on Thu December 19, 2013 12:08 pm
DAVID GREENE, HOST:
Good morning, I'm David Greene.
In Elk City, Oklahoma, you have the right to remain silent or make a proposal of marriage. A man being arrested for allegedly writing bad checks asked the officer if he could have a moment because he had been just about to propose to his girlfriend. The cop said he couldn't remove the man's handcuffs, but he did help him out by getting the ring from his coat pocket. Police Chiefs Eddie Holland called the incident, quote, policing with a heart. And in case you were wondering, the woman said yes.
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