UK police say thief who proposed with stolen ring is jailed
Posted July 8
LONDON — Police in Britain say a thief who robbed a 91-year-old woman of her jewelry and then used her wedding ring to make a marriage proposal has been jailed.
West Midlands Police said Saturday that 38-year-old Steven Reid and an accomplice broke into the woman's home. Police say Reid used a gold wedding ring to propose to a woman several days later.
That woman later recognized the ring in a police appeal for the return of stolen jewelry and contacted police.
Reid received a four-year, nine-month sentence at Birmingham Crown Court for burglary. Accomplice Jerome Jones received a slightly shorter sentence.
Police did not say if the wedding proposal had been accepted.