Woman who dumped boyfriend can keep $ 10K ‘engagement’ ring: judge
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If you like it, fellas, you should put a ring on it — but remember to actually pop the question first.
A judge has ruled a Long Island woman who broke up with her boyfriend can keep a $ 10,200 “engagement” ring because her paramour didn’t make a marriage proposal when he handed over the pricey gift.
Unlucky loverboy Joseph Robert Torres, of Yonkers, went to court to snatch back the ring from former gal pal Debbie Lopez, citing a law that lets men retrieve their engagement rings if their wedding plans go bust.
He claimed he proposed to the Valley Stream brunette in an emotional April 2010 moment at Rockefeller Center, when he had the couple’s 6-year-old son hand her the ring.
Lopez, 48, wore it on her left ring finger and even told friends “Maybe, I don’t know yet,” when asked if she was engaged, according to court records.
But after the couple split in 2012, Lopez refused to give up her pricey hardware without a fight. She claimed she didn’t have to surrender the ring because Torres, 52, didn’t actually propose marriage when he gave it to her.
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