It was a match made in jail.
A man proposed to his girlfriend in jail last month after they and another man were arrested in connection with an armed robbery in San Bruno, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said.
The three defendants, who are South City and San Mateo residents, were arrested May 30 after the two male defendants, Jose Alfredo Aguila, 20, and Juan Antonio Garcia, 19, allegedly robbed a man in San Bruno armed with a handgun and a knife, Wagstaffe said. The victim reported that his wallet and change had been taken from him.
The victim flagged down police and reported the robbery, Wagstaff said, and the suspects were quickly found nearby. A loaded handgun with matching ammunition was found in a nearby car reportedly occupied by Rosemary Conception Wilson, 18. All three suspects were arrested and put together in a holding cell.
In the cell, which was secretly being recorded, Aguila reportedly told Wilson he would take responsibility for the ammunition in the car, Wagstaffe said. Wilson reportedly declined the offer and told Aguila they were all in this together.
This reportedly moved Aguila, who proposed to Wilson right then and there in the holding cell. She said yes.
Garcia, who was out on probation on nine counts of theft of property from unlocked cars, was arraigned Monday and pleaded not guilty to felony robbery and firearm charges, Wagstaffe said. He is currently out of custody on $50,000 bail and will return to court for a preliminary hearing June 16.
Aquila and Wilson both posted $50,000 bail and are due back in court for arraignment July 7. Their wedding plans may be on hold for "at least a while," Wagstaffe said.