Arrests for freeway stunt: There were four arrests Tuesday in an elaborate and risky marriage proposal stunt on a California freeway more than a month ago.
Four men were arrested for the Jan. 27 prank that involved as many as 250 motorcylcists, who shut down a portion of the eastbound 10 Freeway in West Covina to allow on of the men to propose to his girlfriend in the middle of the road uninterrupted, reported the San Bernardino Sun.
The stunt was captured on YouTube and drew widespread media attention, but police weren’t pleased.
California Highway Patrol Sgt. Kurt Stormes told the paper that arrest warrants were issued for Giovanni Mendez, 19, of La Puente, Hector Martinez, 24, of Covina, Rudy Cadena, 24, of Long Beach, and Mike John David Gutierrez, 38, of Lynwood.
The incident, in which Martinez allegedly “performed a burn out for several seconds,” halted traffic on the 10 Freeway, Stormes added.
“Several of the riders also dismounted their bikes. Mr. Martinez then proposed to his passenger. Several of the motorcyclists on scene applauded, videotaped and photographed the incident,” he said.
Stormes told The Associated Press that the incident lasted around two minutes. “They made a spectacle of it,” he said. “It’s a slap in the face of law enforcement, in general.”
The woman accepted Martinez’s proposal. She was not charged.
Stormes said they were able to locate the four men through social media, as they “bragged out it a lot.”
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