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Fiancee Of OK Man Who Proposed While Being Arrested Speaks Out

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Harrel was about to propose to his girlfriend Elaina Rios at Elk City's "Christmas In The Park." Harrel was about to propose to his girlfriend Elaina Rios at Elk City's "Christmas In The Park."
ELK CITY, Oklahoma -

An Elk City man who proposed to his girlfriend while in handcuffs last Friday is still in jail.

Justin Harrel, 32, was wanted in Washita and Greer Counties when an Elk City detective tried to arrest him.

12/16/2013 Related Story: Elk City Man Proposes To Girlfriend While Getting Arrested

Harrel was about to propose to his girlfriend Elaina Rios at Elk City's "Christmas In The Park." Harrel pushed the detective away and asked for just five minutes, so he could propose.

The detective relented, and even reached into Harrel's coat pocket and got out the engagement ring, because Harrel was still handcuffed.

Rios says her now-fiancee is misunderstood.

"We're best friends. He completes me. He's my rock and I'm his rock. Everybody thinks he's a bad guy and he's not," Rios said.

Elk City Police Chief Eddie Holland says it's an example of "policing at its best with a heart."

"And it's Christmas time. People have lives, and we help them our best to live those lives," Chief Holland said.

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