NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – Police have found the couple who lost their engagement ring in Times Square – a day after the NYPD released surveillance images of the would-be bride and groom in the hope of returning the missing band.
On Saturday, the NYPD blasted out surveillance video of the man and woman seen searching for their ring by a utility grate. That set off a mad dash to find the couple seen in the video.
On Sunday, the fiancée, Daniella Anthony, took to Twitter to let everyone know that she and her boyfriend, John Drennan, were contacted by the NYPD.
“They found us!” the bride-to-be wrote. “Thank you so much @NYPDnews and everyone for sharing and reuniting me with my ring!”
Anthony says Drennan proposed to her in Central Park but that the ring was "slightly too big and fell off" over the sewer grate in Times Square.
"I was devastated," Anthony told The New York Times. "I was literally crying. It was the worst moment of my life."
Although the couple informed police last week, they didn't leave their names or contact information. When the ring was found Saturday, the two were already heading back to the United Kingdom.
At a news conference Sunday, police said the ring was found about 8 feet underground.
"Fortunately, it was actually kind of sitting on top of all of that stuff, so it really wasn't hard to find. It was just a small object like that in the midst of all the garbage," Det. Joseph Bucchignano said.
Drennan says a friend forwarded him the NYPD's Twitter message and that the department is now sending the ring to them.
"Thought was gone forever!" Anthony wrote Sunday. "Can’t thank officers enough! God bless America."