September 4, 2012
Man fakes death before popping the question
By QMI Agency
A Russian man faked his own death before proposing to his girlfriend, who inexplicably said yes.
Alexey Byko, 30, hired a full movie crew of stuntmen, makeup artists and actors to stage a horrific car crash.
"We'd arranged to meet at a certain place but when I arrived there were mangled cars everywhere, ambulances, smoke and carnage," Irena Kolokov told the U.K. Sun. "Then when I saw Alexey covered in blood lying in the road, a paramedic told me he was dead and I just broke down in tears."
Then, the blood-soaked prankster stood up and proposed.
"I was so cross I almost killed him again, but for real this time," she said.
But rather than murder him, she said yes, and they married last week.
"I wanted her to realize how empty her life would be without me and how life would have no meaning without me," said the new husband. "I think it worked - but I promise it's the last time."