Dropped Ice

April 3, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
It's the day many women dream about, getting that much awaited marriage proposal.But an elaborate plan turned into an engagement nightmare for a New York couple.

Don Walling brought friends and family to the Brooklyn Bridge last Friday so they could see him propose to the love of his life, Gina.

But what started as a real life fairy tale moment- quickly turned to horror---as you can clearly see on the Port Jeff Station man's face.

"I saw it fall and I heard it bounce and then I watched it fall through." Walling said.

Yep, right after he popped the question that perfect princess cut diamond ring fell out of the box and plummeted to the street below.

"You finally get your ring and it fell off the Brooklyn Bridge!!"

Gina Pellicani, the bride to be said, "he said I love you and I'm really glad you said yes- but I'm gonna' go get that."

Walling was not going to let anything stop him, including the cops. The 29-year-old climbed down the side of the bridge and dodged traffic to find the ring.

Cops spotted him in seconds and put him in the back of a patrol car, until he told his story.

Don Walling said, "They really didn't know what to do. I don't think they were ready for me to say that I was going after a ring. They just kind of let me run after it."

"Uncle Don we see it!"

The proposal did end happily ever after all. Walling did retrieve the ring and now has the story for the ages!

"I had to get the ring back because it was the ring I picked out for her and I wanted her to have it forever."

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