Couple gets engaged at Walmart; gets accused of shoplifting sex toy

BAY CITY, MI -- A Michigan couple's engagement is off to a rocky start.

Police said a 25-year-old man proposed marriage to a 20-year-old woman at a Bay City Walmart store in front of employees and other shoppers who congratulated them on Dec. 30.

But that same night, William Cornelius Jr. later was accused of shoplifting at a nearby store and arrested. Court records show the items included an edible thong and sex toy.

The Bay City Times, citing court records, reports his fiancee admitted stolen jewelry was in her possession.

Cornelius was arraigned Tuesday on a misdemeanor charge. He couldn't be reached for comment Thursday. His fiance posted bond before she could be arraigned on any charges.

The newspaper said investigators confirmed Cornelius bought an engagement ring at Walmart for $29.
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