Woman Discovers Ring During Escape Room As Boyfriend Proposes

A self-confessed escape room fanatic received the ultimate surprise when she solved a challenge - discovering a diamond ring and her proposing boyfriend at the finish. Dr. Valerie Jones said she was in "complete game mode" as she cracked a safe to find a diamond ring in a box during - so much so that she was oblivious to what was coming next. Valerie, 41, thought the ring was part of the game, but as she turned and handed it to boyfriend Chris Ford, 35, and heard the room go silent, she suddenly realized something was up. As Valerie expected Chris to hand the ring to the game master to complete the challenge, she instead saw friends and family flood the room, before Chris got down on one knee. The surprise took place on January 17, at Time to Escape in Brookhaven, Georgia, where Chris had been working on the plan for weeks, knowing how much Valerie loves the challenges. Each week Valerie arranges an escape room experience for visiting educators and administrators at the Ron Clark Academy, where she works as a math teacher. Valerie and her colleagues also travel all over Atlanta to attempt escape room experiences.