Ambitious Marriage Proposal Ends in Arrests
As many as 250 motorcycles blocked a Southern California freeway
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 12, 2013 4:59 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Four men—including the would-be groom—have been arrested for a marriage proposal stunt in which hundreds of motorcycles blocked a Southern California freeway, authorities said today. The prospective groom and three of his friends were all booked for investigation of misdemeanor public nuisance and participating in an unlawful assembly. The 24-year-old future groom, Hector Martinez of Covina, also was booked for investigation of exhibition of speed.

As many as 250 motorcycles stopped on the eastbound Interstate 10 in West Covina on Jan. 27 so that Martinez could propose to his girlfriend. At one point, a bike sent up a cloud of pink smoke. The stunt, which lasted about two minutes, was captured on video and went viral on the Internet (and, oops, investigators were able to find the men through social media). "They made a spectacle of it," said Sgt. Kurt Stormes of the California Highway Patrol. "It's a slap in the face of law enforcement, in general." Martinez's bride-to-be accepted the proposal. She is not facing any charges.

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Mar 13, 2013 3:30 PM CDT
aww! silly biker! They will be divorced within a year. anyway, pink smoke, terrorism, ban illegal tobacco drug now!
Mar 13, 2013 10:10 AM CDT
Remember that band that parked their tour bus across the highway and got on top and did a concert no one wanted to hear. I love how PR turns into Terrorism so easily. Thank GOD and the ILLEGAL TOBACCO DRUG
Mar 13, 2013 8:34 AM CDT
Have we lost our sense of romance and humor?