I can think of a few good reasons to fake your own death, but for some reason, romantic marriage proposal just isn’t one of them. But it worked for one young man, who staged tragic motorcycle accident with him as the victim in order to ask his girlfriend to marry him.
The man, identified by the media as one Jeffrey Delrio, put a lot of thought into his bizarre marriage proposal, even getting local police officers involved to make his apparent demise even more believable. In a clip that went viral last week, Delrio can be seen lying face down on a street in South Cotobato, Philippines, with police redirecting traffic around the scene of the apparently fatal motorcycle accident, as his girlfriend arrives on a moped. She immediately starts screaming in pain after seeing her beloved laying lifeless on the pavement next to his motorcycle, and police rush to restrain her.
As one police officer asks the grieving woman if she knows the victim, and another comes in to comfort her, a third traffic policeman turns Jeffrey Delrio’s body and he starts to show signs of life. Before his sobbing girlfriend even has a chance to figure out what is going on, Delrio pulls a small box out of his pocket, gets up on one knee and smilingly asks her to marry him. With no one else available, the confused girlfriend throws herself in the arms of the police officer comforting her and starts crying again, only this time they are tears of joy.
Instead of strangling his prankster boyfriend right then and there, the young woman, identified as Shiela Parayanon, can only slap him on the arm once before hugging him. She then lets him put the engagement ring on her finger, and the crowd starts cheering. She never stops sobbing though.