Man Shows Why You Should Never Propose On A Busy Freeway

People come up with unusual ideas for romantic proposals all the time. But what this man from Houston did is a brilliant example of how too much quirkiness can land you in trouble.

Houston Freeway For Marriage Proposal

If, in your infinite quest to create the next huge viral proposal video, you think shutting down a busy freeway is equivalent to the promise of eternal love, it's time to learn from this guy. 

Vidal Valladares, a 24-year-old man from Houston, reportedly shut down one of the busiest roads in the city for almost 35 seconds to propose to his girlfriend, 23-year-old Michelle Wycoff, while his friends and family captured the moment on their cameras.

As the hopeless romantic went down on one knee to pop the question, irritated drivers expressed their disapproval with blaring honks. Here’s a video of the incident:

"I'm feeling bad, and of course I'm wanting to apologize to everyone if I caused any problems," Valladares told ABC 13. "That wasn't my intention in the beginning. I just wanted to do something different."

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Although lot of people are criticizing Valladares for what according to them was a stupid and a dangerous thing to do, Wycoff feels differently about it.

"He just proposed . It's not like he did it, I don't know,” she said. "It's hard and knowing the fact; we find it scary, you know. And we're really sorry."

Since the man’s quest for love caused disruption on a major freeway, the Houston Police Department naturally got involved. However, they let Valladares go with a warning for copycats.

“While we’re happy for the couple, this is not something we would want to encourage anyone to do,” a Houston Police spokesman told the Chronicle. “People could have lost their lives stopping on the freeway like that.”

Valladares now faces a charge of obstructing a highway.

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