A Utah man proposed to his girlfriend when the two were in the backseat of a police car a day before Valentine’s Day.
The romantic move unfolded after a routine traffic stop.
“Yesterday Officer Courtney Manwaring made a traffic stop that widened into a warrant arrest and a drug investigation.
After she handcuffed a male with an arrest warrant, she cited the man’s female companion for drug offenses.
The man in custody asked permission to speak to the woman from the back of Officer Manwaring’s car.
The man professed his love for the woman and asked her to marry him.
They both cried and she said yes. No, we are not going to name these people. We want them to move past yesterday’s arrest and have long and happy lives.
Lots of old cops think they have seen it all, but that’s a new one on us.
Good job to Officer Manwaring for working through an enforcement issue while treating people with dignity. Happy Valentines Day.”
Yesterday Officer Courtney Manwaring made a traffic stop that widened into a warrant arrest and a drug investigation….
FOX News reports that Officer Courtney Manwarin, from Provo, learned that the man had a warrant out for his arrest, KSL.com reported. The man was placed in the back of the car.
That’s when things took a bizarre twist, all in the spirit of the romantic holiday.
The man asked Manwarin if he could speak with his partner while sitting in the back of the cruiser, and in lieu of getting one on knee, asked the woman for her hand in marriage.
“They both cried and she said yes,” authorities said, adding that they will not name the couple because they want “them to move past yesterday’s arrest and have long and happy lives.”
The police department even equated the love affair to the theme of the famous opera play “Carmen,” in which “love is a gypsy child who knows no law.”
Manwarin was commended on how she handled the law enforcement situation while at the same time “treating people with dignity.”