I bet you have never seen a proposal like this before!
Police officers were arresting Brandon Thompson, 35, at his Muskogee home on July 4 when he made an odd request. He wanted to propose to his girlfriend, Leandria Keith. A police body camera caught the moment Thompson got down on one knee.
“I didn’t want to part ways with her not showing exactly how I feel for her,” Thompson told CNN by phone. “I want her to be my wife for the rest of my life.”
The family was celebrating Thompson’s birthday and Independence Day — which fall on the same day — in their front yard when police officers showed up. Officer Bob Lynch had seen Thompson earlier in the day and recognized him from the several felony warrants out for his arrest, so he followed him to the home.
The officers were in the process of detaining Thompson in the front yard when the suspect made his request.
The couple has been together since May 2016. They told CNN they will set a date for their wedding once Thompson’s legal troubles are resolved.
Muskogee County District Court documents show Thompson had six felony warrants out for his arrest. Anderson told CNN that the bench warrants were for failure to appear in court or failure to pay.
Anderson says he hopes that allowing Thompson to propose will show people the human side of policing.