Charges filed after man shuts down highway for marriage proposal

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015
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A man proposed to his girlfriend after shutting down a Texas highway.

HOUSTON (WPVI) -- Charges have been filed against a man who stopped traffic on a busy freeway for a marriage proposal.

The proposal happened on the North Freeway near downtown Houston on Sunday. Our sister station KTRK reports the Harris County District Attorney's Office is charging Vidal Valladares, 24, with obstruction of highway, a class b misdemeanor.

KTRK spoke with the couple on Tuesday, as Valladares said he was going downtown to answer to the charges.

"I'm feeling bad, and of course," said Valladares. "I'm wanting to apologize to everyone if I caused any problems. That wasn't my intention in the beginning. I just wanted to do something different."

"He just proposed . It's not like he did it, I don't know,' said Valladares' fiance, Michelle Wycoff. "It's hard and knowing the fact; We find it scary, you know. And we're really sorry."

Both Valladares and Wycoff say they were surprised about the charges.

Valladares said he just wanted to do something different.

He says it knows it was crazy and dangerous, but he's in love and it was worth it.

"I love you too, babe," replied Valladares.