Handcuffs couldn't stop this Oklahoma man from proposing to his girlfriend

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 auto when he made an unusual request.

The cops, surely not wanting to stand in the way of love, let him get down on one knee and moved his handcuffs from the back to the front so he could place the engagement ring on his bride-to-be.

"I love you", he said. "Can I propose to her?"

In 2013, Elk City, Okla., man Justin Harrel was placed under arrest for outstanding warrants when he asked the officer for "five minutes" and explained that he was just about to propose to his girlfriend Elaina Rios. On July 4, Officer Bob Lynch of the Muskogee police recognized Thompson and followed him home. Well, Brandon Thompson decided, screw it all, and proposed to his girlfriend Leandria Keith.

Anderson, one of the arresting officers, hopes the proposal is a sign Thompson is serious about changing his life.

"It took us by surprise that he asked if he could do it", Officer Lincoln Anderson, who is also the Muskogee police spokesman, told CNN via Facebook. "Will you be my wife, please?"

According to KOTV News, the groom-to-be was taken to the county jail to face multiple charges, including possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a controlled substance and failure to appear in court. Thompson's new fiancée celebrated by bailing him out of jail. "I was shocked", Keith told CNN. Thompson's next court appearance will be July 17. She thanked police for allowing her boyfriend to propose - calling them "amazing". "Sometimes the smallest gesture of kindness is the biggest influence in someone's life".


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