LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Two Los Angeles police officers are being credited with saving a holiday proposal after they recovered an engagement ring stolen in a car burglary.
West Los Angeles patrol officers received a call around 7:10 p.m. Sunday about two suspects that were breaking into vehicles in the 1700 block or Corinth Avenue, the LAPD said.
When they arrived on scene, they arrested two suspects after a brief foot pursuit.
“During the course of their investigation, the officers recovered a ring from one of the suspects,” said police.
The officers later located a nearby car that had been burglarized and contacted its owner.
Andrew Johnson told authorities that he was “missing an engagement ring that he just left in his car an hour prior.”
Johnson was planning on proposing to his girlfriend of four years, Kate Kodet, that night at a Christmas party.
The officers inconspicuously returned the ring to Johnson without Kodet’s knowlege.
He proposed that night. She said yes.
The suspects, identified as Zachary Wolf, 20, and 22-year-old James Wagner, were arrested and booked for felony grand theft at LAPD Metropolitan Jail Section.