On a scale of most awkward marriage proposals, the handcuffed engagement ranks just below popping the question on a jumbo-tron at halftime.
On the Fourth of July, Brandon Thompson of Muskogee, Oklahoma, was at home with his family to celebrate the holiday and his birthday, which just so happens to be the same day.
Unfortunately, Brandon’s independence day was cut short when the police showed up to arrest him after seeing him earlier in the day and recognizing him from the six felony warrants he had out for his arrest.
Brandon’s mother said he had talked to her about the warrants earlier and said he was tired of running and wanted to take care of his legal troubles so he could focus on getting his life back on track.
Police body-cam footage shows Thompson walking out of a house with his hands in the air, followed by several family members and kids. After he’s put in handcuffs, Thompson first pops the question to the officers.
Thompson's arrest is related to charges including possession of a firearm after a felony conviction, possession of a controlled dangerous substance and failure to appear in court, according to court documents.
His girlfriend -- now fiancee -- happily said yes and showed him just how much she loved him, by bailing him out of jail the next day.