NYPD seek unlucky suitor who lost engagement ring news

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Police in NY are hunting a couple who got engaged in Times Square on Friday but lost the ring down a grate.

Police say the man had just proposed to his girlfriend in Times Square on Friday when he accidentally dropped the ring down a utility grate.

The NYPD Emergency Services could not immediately recover the ring, and the couple left. They managed to pull the ring out of a utility grate on Saturday morning.

Comments by netizens have been largely positive, with many saying this is what they love about NY, and others praising the city's police force.

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

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Police released surveillance images and footage of the couple trying to retrieve the ring.

Police Commissioner James O'Neill is really hoping this goes viral!

He was so excited when she said yes he promptly dropped the ring down a grate underfoot.

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