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4 Arrested in Biker Freeway Proposal

WEST COVINA, Calif. (KTLA) — Four men have been arrested in connection with a marriage proposal that shut down part of the eastbound 10 Freeway in West Covina

The men, Hector Martinez, 24, of Covina, Mike John David Gutierrez, 38, of Lynwood, Giovanni Mendez, 19, of La Puente and Rudy Cadena, 24, of Long Beach were booked at the sheriff’s Industry station on suspicion of misdemeanor public nuisance and participation in an unlawful assembly.

Martinez, who actually made the proposal, was also booked on suspicion of exhibition of speed.

It all happened on Sunday January 27 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 cloud 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.”

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