Dutchman’s Mobile Crane Wedding Proposal Ends Up in a Home Wreck

An overzealous Dutchman who wanted to impress his girlfriend by proposing to her on a mobile crane gave her a smashing surprise when the machine toppled over and crashed into a neighbor’s roof – twice…

The incident occurred in the Dutch town of IJsselstein with the man planning to hover over to his loved one’s bedroom door and sing to her before popping the big question.

Instead, the crane, which wasn’t secured, fell into the roof of a neighboring house. To make matters worse, the machine fell again during an attempt to right it with a larger crane, completing the destruction!

“The crane the man wanted to use to propose fell on a house,” emergency services spokesman Jelle Mulder told AFP, according to The Guardian. “During the attempt to right it, the crane unfortunately slipped and fell on the house again,” he said.

The good news is that no one was hurt (physically, not financially) and that the woman said yes. Local newspaper Algemeen Dagblad reported that the man, after speaking with the police, took his fiancé for a trip to Paris to celebrate.

Video via BBC, Tweet via Times

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