Biker Freeway Proposal Could Lead to Charges – Wendy Burch Reports
WEST COVINA, Calif. (KTLA) — The California Highway Patrol is investigating after a group of bikers shut down a local freeway for a marriage proposal.
It all happened on Sunday afternoon on the 10 Freeway in West Covina.
More than 300 bikers took to the freeway to help their friend Hector Martinez propose to his girlfriend Paige Hernandez.
The motorcyclists came to a halt in the middle of the freeway and backed up traffic for the dramatic proposal, which was filmed by family members from an overpass.
In the video, Martinez’s wheels begin to emit a could of pink smoke, and then he gets off his bike and down on one knee.
The risky move upset the father of the bride-to-be.
“Like I said, I was just a little ticked off, but nothing happened, everybody’s okay,” Luis Hernandez told KTLA.
“They’re both good kids,” he added. “I think they meant no harm. Nobody got hurt, once again… That’s all I gotta say.”
The district attorney’s office is considering whether to file criminal charges against Martinez for the stunt.
He is facing the possibility of multiple charges, like felonies for impeding traffic. So far, Martinez is said to be cooperating with authorities.