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4 arrested after man proposed to his girlfriend on California highway

By Mason White 8:27 AM March 13, 2013
Hector Martinez and his girlfriend 

By: Eva Fett
(Scroll down for video) Police have arrested and charged several bikers with illegal gathering related charges after a male biker proposed to a female biker on a California highway, according to police reports in California.

Four men, including the proposer have been arrested for a marriage proposal stunt where hundreds of motorcycles blocked a highway in Southern California, authorities said.

The future groom and his three friends were all booked on misdemeanor charges of creating a public nuisance and participating in an illegal gathering. The boyfriend, 24-year-old Hector Martinez, of Covina, was also booked for driving at a dangerous speed, authorities said Tuesday.

At least 250 motorcycles stopped on Interstate 10 eastbound in West Covina, in the beginning of the year, so that Martinez could propose to his girlfriend. At one point, one bicycle sent out a cloud of pink smoke.

The prank, which lasted about two minutes, was captured on video and circulated on the Internet.
“They made a show of it,” Sergeant Kurt Stormes of the California Highway Patrol, said. “It is a slap in the face to law enforcement,” he added.

The girlfriend of Martinez accepted the marriage proposal. She does not face any charges.
Stormes said investigators were able to track down the men through social media websites.
“They bragged about it so much,” Stormes said of the motorcyclists.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view