Man proposes to girlfriend by staging a fake armed robbery, it does not go over well
What’s more romantic than an adrenalin-pumping proposal that leaves your bride-to-be worried for her life?
A lot of things, probably. But Ray Giuliano was really committed to this idea.
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Giuliano recently staged an armed robbery at a convenience store in Erie County, N.Y., to propose to his girlfriend because, for some reason, the groom-to-be thought the elaborate prank would be the perfect way to pop the question.
"I was going for 'scared' with a happy moment afterwards. I wasn’t going for 'terrified,'" he told Inside Edition.
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However, 'terrified' is seemingly what he got, according to the security footage that captured the proposal. In the video, a man appears to be attempting to rob the convenience store with a gun, before leaving and then coming back in. He then follows the store clerk, Giuliano, and his frightened girlfriend into the back.
In the footage, Giuliano's then-girlfriend is seen cowering on the floor — and also begging for her life — as the "robber" approaches the pair and asks if the woman is Giuliano’s “girl,” before stating that he “do[esn’t] see a ring” on her finger.
Giuliano replies that the two aren’t married, which prompts the pretend-robber to reach into his bag and hand a ring to Giuliano, who then turns and proposes to his terrified, crying girlfriend — who only moments before was crying out, “Oh please, no! Please, no!”
She accepts, but later adds, laughing nervously, that she's "going to kill" Giuliano.
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The store owner, the robber and groom — who were all in on it, and apparently believed this to be a good idea — had alerted the police about their plan beforehand, and reportedly shut down the store so no one else would enter. They also used a prop gun to make it “as safe as possible,” Giuliano told Inside Edition.
His now-fiancé also reportedly called him a “bonehead” for the stunt. And, according to Giuliano, he has apologized “7,293” times for the ordeal.
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In an attempt to give his future bride a more romantic proposal story, Giuliano proposed again on a bridge in Manhattan’s Central Park, Inside Edition reported.