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William Cornelius Jr. and Sheri Moore

BAY CITY, Mich. — A man is accused of proposing to his girlfriend at Walmart and then stealing an edible thong and a sex toy from a nearby mall.

The Bay City Times reported that 25-year-old William Cornelius Jr. had an employee at a Michigan Walmart read his marriage proposal to his girlfriend over the store’s loudspeakers.

The paper reported that 20-year-old Sheri Moore accepted his proposal and the two were applauded by employees and customers. Cornelius then bought her an engagement ring from Walmart for about $29.

But Cornelius is accused of then shoplifting from a nearby shopping mall later that day.

Cornelius was found to be in possession of an edible thong, a sex toy, panties and sex candy, according to the Bay City Times.

Cornelius allegedly told deputies he stole the items for his fiancée, who reportedly admitted to having stolen jewelry.