Nick Anderson says he’d been working for a while to come up with the right time and place to pop the question to his girlfriend, Deanna Deal. The North Carolina man, working with Deal’s son Brighton, decided to make his marriage proposal at a Mexican restaurant in Hickory, N.C. As it turned out, someone else at the eatery had some pretty big plans of his own.
As WCNC-TV in Charlotte reports, a man tried to rob Salsarita’s restaurant just as Nick was going to ask Deanna for her hand in marriage.
That’s when Anderson decided that even an attempted robbery wasn’t going to spoil his big day, so he jumped up from his seat and took matters — including the robber — into his own hands.
By clicking on the video above, you can watch the WCNC news report that explains just what happened — after he dropped the perp — that made Nick Anderson a whole lot less nervous about popping the question.
By the way, according to an article in The Daily Mail, the 26-year-old suspect in the attempted robbery foiled by Anderson is also believed to have robbed the very same restaurant on two separate occasions in July. For him, clearly, the third time was not the charm.
But Deanna was charmed enough to say, “Yes,” even after the ordeal.
h/t: The Daily Mail
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