Dutchman Smashes Roof with Crane During Marriage Proposal

Dutch Man Smashes Roof with Crane During Marriage Proposal
A crane is lifted in the Dutch town of Ijsselstein after a man's attempt to incorporate it into a marriage proposal went wrong

12/15/2014 AT 02:15 PM EST

A Dutchman's attempt at a romantic wedding proposal was simply smashing.

The unidentified lover in the central town of Ijsselstein rented a crane, planning to descend in front of his girlfriend's bedroom window first thing Saturday morning, play her a song and then pop the question. Instead the crane toppled over, smashing a large hole in the neighbors' roof.

The man clambered to safety and no one was injured.

According to the Algemeen Dagblad newspaper, the girlfriend said "yes" anyway. After speaking with police, the pair traveled to Paris to celebrate.

Then the crane fell again during attempts to right it with a larger crane, bashing in the rest of the neighbors' roof. The town's mayor is on the spot after the building was declared unsafe. Six apartments were evacuated.

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