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Man Arrested While Proposing To Girlfriend

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A woman in Elk City, Oklahoma has a ring put on it but the story of how her now-fiancee proposed is anything but ordinary.

Justin Harrel popped the question to Elaina Rios on Friday at Elk City's "Christmas in the Park" display. It was all going according to plan, but an off-duty police officer recognized Harrell as someone with several warrants out.

When officers went in to arrest him, he asked for five minutes because he was just about to propose to his girlfriend.

Elk City Police Chief Eddie Holland didn't let him take the cuffs off, but he did reach into his pocket and give his lady her new ring.

"He said can you give me five minutes? Can you give me five minutes? He said I'm just fixing to propose to my girlfriend. He said yeah go ahead and do that. Can you uncuff me? No," Holland said.

"We were best friends. He's my rock I'm his rock and he's really a good guy. He's not a bad guy. Everybody thinks he's a bad guy, but he's not," Rios said.

Rios says her ring is too small and she has to get it sized.

Harrell is accused of bouncing several checks.

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