Police say a man identified as Sean Foxx, 27, proposed to his girlfriend, Treila Woods, 24, after the pair had just been arrested in connection with an aggravated robbery at a Family Dollar Store.
Investigators said Foxx was in a getaway car outside the store Monday morning waiting for Woods to come out.
Store managers claim Woods was shoplifting and attempted to stop her as she was leaving through a broken door. Foxx saw what happened and then went inside, police said.
"He sees that she's in trouble so he goes on in the store to try to help her escape, goes on in through one of the open doors next to the one that was locked tells her come on out this way. They exit the store. He threatens the managers telling them that he'll be back to get them because they were going to hurt his girlfriend," said Sgt. Daniel Alonzo, SAPD Robbery Task Force.
Foxx and Woods were arrested a short time later and charged with aggravated robbery.
Police said after the arrest Foxx popped the question and Woods accepted.
Foxx also claimed the pair did not rob the store and employees tried to injure his girlfriend.