BALTIMORE -- As if enlisting police officers and a police helicopter to stage a fake raid wasn't showing off enough, Maryland Delegate Jon Cardin wanted Gov. Martin O'Malley to drop in on his proposal, too.
Cardin had police pretend to search for contraband on a friend's boat in the Inner Harbor in August as a helicopter hovered overhead, then asked his girlfriend to marry him.
O'Malley was in Ocean City that day and didn't know what was being planned, a spokeswoman said.
Cardin, who has repeatedly apologized, reimbursed the police department $300 and donated $1,000 to the mounted police unit.
An internal investigation is under way, according to police.