OK man arrested while proposing to his girlfriend

Frederick Owens
July 11, 2017

Brandon Thompson, 35, of OH, was being arrested on July 4 when he asked officers to let him propose to his girlfriend, Leandria Keith.

Police body camera footage shows Thompson in handcuffs get down on one knee and ask for her hand in marriage. But I knew I was gonna say yes. "Can I propose to her?"

Thompson, who was celebrating his birthday in his front yard at the time, first made a request to the police officers just as he was being detained.

Brandon Thompson had demanded permission as he was being arrested to propose. However, moments before leaving his home, he requested police officers to allow him to propose to his girlfriend Leandria Keith.

"It took us by surprise that he asked if he could do it", said Officer Lincoln Anderson. "Will you be my wife, please?"

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Anderson said he hopes Thompson learns a valuable lesson through the arrest and proposal.

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 was already trying to turn his life around and had been coaching at a peewee football team lately. Keith told KOTV she was shocked by the sudden proposal, but also ecstatic to hear Thompson's profession of love. Various versions of a proposal, recorded on a police officer's body camera, have taken social media by storm - they show a U.S. man, arrested and handcuffed by police, proposing to his girlfriend before leaving for jail. We all want to see someone get their life on track.

"There's all kinds of situations out here, everybody makes choices everyday. And if by letting him take a moment before going to jail to do what he did, then we did our jobs".

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