NYPD searches for couple who lost engagement ring in Times Square

NYPD hunt for bungling boyfriend who dropped engagement ring down a grate in Times Square while proposing so they can give the jewelry back to him

  • New York Police Department looking for couple who lost engagement ring
  • The man proposed in Times Square on Friday, but ring fell into utility grate
  • NYPD Emergency Service managed to find the ring on Saturday morning
  • Now police are searching for 5ft8in man and a 5ft5in blonde woman 

The New York Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a couple who lost an engagement ring in a marriage proposal gone wrong in Times Square.

The NYPD released photos and surveillance video showing a man and a woman searching for a ring which fell into a utility grate near 2 Times Square in Manhattan on Friday.

The couple asked local police officers for help.

So the NYPD Emergency Service Unit responded to the scene but was unable to locate the ring.

A man (right) proposed marriage to his girlfriend in Times Square on Saturday

But the engagement ring fell into a utility grate in front of 2 Times Square


The couple is seen above frantically trying to find the lost ring as people walk by


The couple called police, but officers were only able to recover the ring on Saturday – long after the couple left

The NYPD tweeted a photo of the ring that officers recovered on Saturday morning

The couple then left the area.

Officers, however, continued searching. They managed to pull the ring out of a utility grate on Saturday morning.


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Now the NYPD wants to locate the couple and return the ring to them.

The police say that the man stands at around 5ft8in and weighs between 150 and 160 pounds. He has short brown hair and a manicured beard.

The female is a 5ft5in blonde.

Now the NYPD wants to locate the couple and return the ring to them. The police say that the man stands at around 5ft8in and weighs between 150 and 160 pounds. He has short brown hair and a manicured beard. The female is a 5ft5in blonde

The department has taken to social media in an effort to enlist the public’s help in locating the couple.

The NYPD’s official Twitter feed posted a photo of the ring.

‘Here’s a photo of the ring our officers recovered (and cleaned!)’ the tweet read.

The NYPD then posted a video on Twitter with the caption: ‘WANTED for dropping his fiancée’s ring in Times Square!’

‘She said Yes – but he was so excited that he dropped the ring in a grate.’

NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill used his own Twitter feed in hopes of locating the couple.

‘Do your thing Twitter,’ O’Neill tweeted.

‘If anyone can find this (un)lucky couple, it’s New Yorkers and the millions who visit Times Square.’ 

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