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Grapevine ‘traffic stop’ ends in marriage proposal

GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — A Texas police dispatcher recently arranged to have his girlfriend stopped by an officer under the ruse that her car was reported stolen so that he could surprise her with a marriage proposal.

Grapevine dispatcher Stephen Smith earlier this month told his girlfriend Amanda Radican that he left his cellphone at home and needed her to bring it to him at work.

He was with an officer in a patrol vehicle northwest of Dallas when he used an app to track the phone and locate Radican so that the officer could make a traffic stop.

The officer claimed Radican’s car was reported as stolen, nearly bringing the woman to tears. Smith then walked up behind her, got down on a knee and proposed.

A surprised Radican accepted Smith’s proposal.

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