Latest Weather Blog
Couple get engaged at Wal-Mart, then get accused of theft
BAY CITY, Mich. - A Michigan couple's engagement is off to a rocky start.
Police say a 25-year-old man proposed marriage to a 20-year-old woman at a Bay City Wal-Mart store in front of employees and other shoppers who congratulated them on Dec. 30.
Court records show Cornelius asked an employee to read a proposal note over the public address system.
But that same night, William Cornelius Jr. later was accused of shoplifting at a nearby store and arrested. Court records show the items included an edible thong and sex toy.
The Bay City Times, citing court records, reports his fiancee admitted stolen jewelry was in her possession.
Cornelius was arraigned Tuesday on a misdemeanor charge. He couldn't be reached for comment Thursday. His fiancée posted bond before she could be arraigned on any charges.
The newspaper says investigators confirmed Cornelius bought an engagement ring at Wal-Mart for $29.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Pool company a no-show following repair requests
USACE to begin the largest study on the Mississippi River
Crawfisherman rescued after spending 24 hours stranded in swamp
Nursing home with history of problems once again under microscope after resident...
One person injured in reported shooting on O'Neal Lane
LSU baseball prepares for NCAA Regional play
LSU, Tulane to meet in first round of Baton Rouge Regional as...
LSU president reminisces during team trip to DC
Southern baseball sweeps Arkansas-Pine Bluff to finish out regular season
A candid conversation with Kim Mulkey - Watch the half-hour special on...