Man proposes while being arrested, girlfriend says yes

Glen Mclaughlin
July 11, 2017

On July 4, Officer Bob Lynch of the Muskogee police recognized Thompson and followed him home.

So when cops came to his house to arrest him on six outstanding felony warrants, he waited until the cuffs were slapped on before asking permission to pop the question ahead of being carted off to jail.

An Oklahoma man intent on proposing to his girlfriend didn't let getting arrested derail his plans.

Thompson's family had been celebrating his birthday and Independence Day in their front yard when police showed up to the scene.

Brandon Thompson was being arrested at his Muskogee, Oklahoma, home on July 4 when he chose to express his genuine feelings to the love of his life.

"When the other officer told me he was gonna propose, I think my initial response was, 'Are you kidding me?'" Lincoln Anderson, a Muskogee Police Department spokesman, told News on 6.

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"Hopefully it will help him make the choices it will take to support his future wife and his kids", Anderson told CNN.

When asked about the impromptu proposal, Thompson said "When you're in love with somebody and you know that you want to spend the rest of your life with them, you just want them to know how you feel".

Because he was handcuffed with his hands behind his back, Thompson was unable to give Keith the ring.

Thompson said he has been "doing a lot to turn his life around". "I know that he loves me and I love him and we can get through anything together".

Thompson was released after Keith used the couple's savings to bail him out.

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

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