English couple thanks NYC police for finding lost ring

Hannah Rogers
December 4, 2018

A man proposing to his girlfriend at the famous Times Square in NY was in for a rude shock when the ring slipped from his finger accidentally and fell into the gutter right below his feet. On Sunday, the NYPD said after finding the couple, whose names according to the NYPD appear to be John and Daniella, "We're making arrangements to get them their ring back".

"I can not thank you enough, although I will try", Englishman John Drennan said in a tweet directed at the NY police Sunday.

They get their ring back, and there's some added spice to their engagement story - a win all around.

"We can not thank the people of NY or the police enough". "Love, John, Daniella, and the NYPD".

John Drennan and Daniella Anthony were visiting New York City from the United Kingdom after Thanksgiving.

The couple asked police for help, and emergency service officers tried unsuccessfully to locate the sparkler.

Mr Drennan had earlier proposed in Central Park but the ring was too big.

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But after further searches the next morning, officers discovered the ring and cleaned it up.

It doesn't show the moment the man pops the question but we do see him getting down on one knee in an attempt to find the ring.

However, the husband-to-be insisted his fiancée wear the jewellery, which unfortunately fell down the drain as they were walking back to their hotel.

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"I can still visualize the ring", recalls Drennan.

Daniella and John will now liaise with the force to have the ring returned to them in Peterborough. Mr Drennan said he'd put a lot of thought into the proposal. "But we are so happy", Anthony told the BBC.

The original appeal was re-tweeted more than 25,000 times and NYPD tweeted its thanks on Sunday.

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