Say What?!: Proposal Gone Wrong, Crane Fell into Home

Jake Bauer

Jake Bauer

Published January 1, 1970 12:00 am

IJSSELSTEIN, Netherlands — A romantic-minded Dutch man’s marriage proposal involving a crane went awry when the unsecured crane crashed into a neighboring home.

The man, whose name was not reported, rented a crane with the intention of lowering himself to his girlfriend’s bedroom window in IJsselstein to serenade her and pop the question, but the proposal went off-script when the unsecured crane toppled over and crashed into a neighbor’s roof.

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