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NYPD finds diamond engagement ring when groom-to-be drops it in a drain after proposing

Claudine Varela
Dec 05, 2018
10:28 A.M.

An engagement ring that fell into a drainage system in New York City miraculously found its way back to its owners, thanks to the NYPD.

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In a clumsy twist of fate, a couple who sealed their engagement in Times Square lost the ring when it fell into a sidewalk grate. Despite their initial efforts to search for the ring with the help of the police, they couldn’t find it.

RING FOUND, COUPLE LOST

Luckily, police were able to locate the ring much later. But by that time, the couple was nowhere to be found. They didn’t leave their contact details when they left the scene. In order to find them, the NYPD enlisted the help of Twitter.

“WANTED for dropping his fiancée’s ring in ‪@TimesSquareNYC! She said Yes - but he was so excited that he dropped the ring in a grate. Our ‪@NYPDSpecialopsofficers rescued it & would like to return it to the happy couple. Help us find them? call 800-577-TIPS ‪@NYPDTIPS‪@NYPDMTN

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It turns out, searching for the couple proved more difficult than recovering their ring. For one thing, it was discovered later that the couple was hardly on Twitter. They lived in the United Kingdom and had already gone home by the time the ring was located.

COUPLE FOUND, REUNITED WITH RING

With the help of social media snoops who wanted a happy ending to this story, the police finally tracked down John Drennan and Daniella Anthony, the engaged couple with a missing ring.

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"We would like to thank everyone who shared this story!” the NYPD tweeted. “The (now) happy couple is back in their home country, but thanks to your retweets they heard we were looking for them! We're making arrangements to get them their ring back. Congratulations!"

Drennan and Anthony couldn’t contain their happiness upon hearing that their ring had been found.

"Proposal was in Central Park and fell off over the drain! Thought was gone forever! Can't thank officers enough!" was Anthony’s response in a post.

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"Spent ages trying to find and police stopped me from physically climbing down the drain! So so happy to have ring back! God bless America!"

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The couple also revealed it was their friends who alerted them about the recovered ring since both of them weren't active on Twitter. They intend to pay the NYPD a visit the next time they’re in the city to personally thank the police officers who found their ring.

RING LOST, SINGER HOPING TO FIND IT

Drennan and Anthony are lucky their ring found its way back to them. Meanwhile, Toni Braxton is hopeful her engagement ring would also find its way back to her. The singer revealed recently that her ring must have been “borrowed” from her luggage which she accidentally left her luggage on a plane during a flight from JFK to LAX. When she finally recovered her lost Louis Vuitton train case, the ring was no longer there. Braxton tweeted for help in securing her ring back and even pleaded to whoever “borrowed” her ring that she won’t be asking any questions after it’s returned.

Here’s hoping Braxton is as lucky with her missing ring as the engaged couple.

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