NYPD seek unlucky suitor who lost engagement ring news


They called emergency services, who eventually found it - but only after the couple had left without giving their names or contact information.

New York City police are hunting an unlucky suitor who dropped an engagement ring down a Times Square grating while proposing to his fiancee.

New York Police have found themselves at the centre of a real-life romantic comedy.

It fell about 2.4 metres, police said.

"The unidentified man is described as 5'8" or 5'9" with short brown hair and a beard.

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Police later managed to retrieve the ring and clean it and the hapless couple gave up searching for it.

"WANTED for dropping his fiancée's ring in @TimesSquareNYC!"

Unfortunately for the couple, the NYPD does not have the couple's details, therefore it can't reunite them with the ring.

They also released a picture of the dropped jewellery, saying: "We have your ring!".

More than 350,000 people visit Times Square in midtown Manhattan, known as "The Crossroads of the World", every day.