A Man Decides To Fake His Death Before Proposing
It's kind of amazing that this worked. Because this might be THE dumbest way to propose we've ever heard.
30-year-old Alexey Bykov is a wealthy businessman in Omsk, Russia, and he wanted to propose to his girlfriend. Apparently, he didn't think "wealthy" was a good enough guarantee that she'd say yes.
So Alexey decided to STAGE HIS OWN FAKE DEATH . . . to show his girlfriend Irina how sad she'd be without him . . . THEN propose.
He told her to meet him on a street at a certain time. Then he hired actors, a stuntman, a make-up artist, a screenwriter, and a director to stage a massive accident to make it look like he'd died in a car accident.
When Irina got there she saw ambulances, wrecked cars, smoke, and debris everywhere. She also saw Alexey lying on the street, covered in blood. A fake paramedic told her he was dead, and she immediately broke down, devastated.
At that point, Alexey jumped up and proposed. She said yes . . . but did say she thought about, quote, "killing him for real" for pulling that stunt.