Thursday, April 2, 2009

Screw Up of the Day: Wedding Proposal Edition

Imagine getting down on one knee in the middle of the pedestrian walkway on the Brooklyn Bridge, preparing to ask your girlfriend to marry you...and the ring flies out of the box and off of the bridge!! That's what happened to Don Walling when he prepared to ask his girlfriend, Gina, to be his wife.

The ring fell on the roadway below the bridge and Walling immediately started climbing down the bridges superstructure to retrieve the ring. The climb down the side of the bridge prompted onlookers to beg him "not to jump," and a police suicide-prevention van to pull up and ask him to "stay calm."

After explaining to the officers he was not trying to kill himself, Walling was able to retrieve the ring from the middle of the road. The platinum band was damaged, but the diamonds went untouched. The ring has been sent out for repairs and Walling's fiance will be wearing her grandmothers ring in the meantime.


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1 comment:

  1. I'm sorry to laugh but it's kind of funny! Maybe that was a sign he was asking the wrong girl! LOL....