Guy's Marriage Proposal on Crane Ends Smashingly

Dutch man wanted to propose from crane, which turned out to be less than stable
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 14, 2014 8:04 AM CST
Marriage Proposal Ends Smashingly
A crane crashed into the roof of a house after a man wanted to be lifted in front of his girlfriend's bedroom window to propose, in IJsselstein, Saturday Dec. 13, 2014.   (AP Photo/AS Media)

Usually if a girl looks out her bedroom window first thing in the morning and sees a guy on a crane peering in, her instinct would be to run and call the cops. In the case of a Dutchman's proposal gone quite wrong, just running would do it: It seems that the unlucky Romeo decided to swoop down upon his beloved's bedroom window in Ijsselstein early yesterday, sing her a song, and pop the question, reports the BBC. His plans went a little awry when the crane he was on toppled, bashed a huge hole in the neighbors' roof, and required the evacuation of six apartments. Complicating matters, notes the AP, was the rescue attempt, in which a larger crane attempted to right the original, only to have it fall again, bashing more holes. Leaky roofs aside, the story has a happy ending: Romeo was uninjured, she said yes, and the happy couple is reportedly off in Paris celebrating. (More crane accident stories.)

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