In advance of popping the question last Wednesday night, William Cornelius, 25, purchased a $29.62 engagement ring at the Walmart in Bay City, police report. Then, after securing the permission of a store employee, Cornelius proposed to girlfriend Sheri Moore, 20, over the store’s public address system.
As seen on store surveillance footage, Moore said yes, prompting applause from fellow shoppers. Cornelius–who had dropped to one knee–and Moore, police report, can be seen hugging and kissing following the proposal.
But the couple’s engagement quickly became rocky.
According to investigators, Cornelius and Moore…went from Walmart to a Spencer’s store at the Bay City Mall. There, Cornelius allegedly swiped items with a combined value of $80.93. Included in the haul was a “Bride-To-Be” thong, a $14.99 vibrator, “BJ Blast” oral sex candy, and a $5.99 edible thong, Undersheriff Troy Cunningham told TSG.
Deputies responding to a theft call subsequently collared Cornelius…and Moore inside the mall. As first reported by the Bay City Times, Cornelius was asleep at a food court table, having apparently nodded off while attempting to tie his shoes. …
Moore was found in possession of earrings and a necklace that had been taken from Walmart. While she denied shoplifting, Walmart surveillance video captured Moore placing merchandise in her purse. Moore subsequently told cops that Cornelius had stolen the jewelry.