Whittier Man Allegedly Tries To Run Over Woman Who Rejected Proposal

PICO RIVERA (CBS) — Authorities say a Whittier man had a violent reaction to a reply of “I don’t” to his proposal.

Francisco Hernandez, 22, was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after trying to run over a woman he proposed to at a Pico Rivera hamburger stand, according to the San Gabriel Valley Tribune.

Man Tries To Run Over Woman Who Rejected Marriage Proposal: KNX 1070’s Ed Mertz reports.

Hernandez proposed to his would-be fiancee at about 2:25 p.m. near the Burger Stop on Slauson Avenue. The woman did not accept, apparently enraging him so much he tried to run her over with his car, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Bob Smith said.

Initial reports indicate the car had the words, “Will you marry me?” painted on the back.

The woman was not struck by the car, which sustained two flattened tires during the incident, authorities said.

The car, along with Hernandez, was found about 4 p.m. in Whittier. Hernandez was arrested without further incident, Smith said.

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  1. martynGB says:

    Bet the dumb ass will track her down and kill her when he gets out.

  2. Saber 1 says:

    Leave it to a Latin lover to be so romantic. Proposing at a hamburger stand in the ghetto. He needs his own reality show. Check his immigration status and act accordingly. Either he stays and faces charges for being being a criminal or he is deported for being a criminal.
    Either way, the CA. taxpayer is a winner.

    1. Adrianna says:

      agreed on the stupidity. But what makes you think he is an immigrant? are you another racist folk? sorry you live in a box.

      1. ReginaM says:

        He said check his immigration status. This would be a perfect time to do it.

      2. Krissy says:

        there is nothing racist about his remark! You’re just mad because he was speaking the truth!

  3. francisco says:

    Nasar el coche dijo el cochero proxima ves nito ni freno.

  4. Nikki says:

    @Saber1. Wow. California is so racist. I have never seen a state with such unabashed bias in all my life. It is amazing how people here think it is okay to just belittle another race so easily. Maybe he thought it was romantic because it was probably a spot where him and that girl would go on a regular basis. What right do you have to judge him. What he did was wrong and could have killed her, but he was still hurt by her refection. And if you got rejected it would hurt too, race aside. I wish I could just run around spewing racial slurs at white people all the time without care of feeling. Ooops, but I have morals. Grow up and stop being so ignorant.

    1. misty says:

      okay Nikki you want to talk about bias and racist? You just stereotyped all Californians as racist so whats the difference between you and saber1? although this shouldnt have turned into an illegal immigration comversation the law is there to be obeyed. no matter where people come from they should all follow the same procedures to become citizens.what makes them so special to be here illegally and attempt to kill, kill and suck up resources? just because they can jump a fence?

  5. Goro says:

    The woman did right. Hernandez should not be allowed to reproduce.

  6. Kay says:

    I’ve heard of latinos being passionate about loving, but c’mon. She doesn’t want to marry you, so you try and kill her. The ignorance of a culture. If they will do this to someone they “love”, what do you think they will do to you? Stop pinning latino violence on just the drug cartels. You can obviously see it’s something in their culture.

    1. Steph says:

      Based on your ignorant comment, I think it is safe to say you haven’t experienced the real world or realized that we live in a time where most people don’t think as ignorantly as you do.Instead of generalizing a culture you probably know nothing about, you should enroll yourself in school and learn a little something about different cultures. Also, expressions of love are not always based on cultures but rather the individual. I agree that this man needs to be put away for what he did but I disagree with Kay’s remark completely.

  7. Kay says:

    I’ve heard of latinos being passionate about loving, but c’mon. She doesn’t want to marry you, so you try and kill her. If they will do this to someone they “love”, what do you think they will do to you? Stop pinning latino violence on just the drug cartels. You can obviously see it’s something in their culture.

  8. Santos Aviles says:

    Kay, you are ignorant and have no culture. How dare you blame a whole group of people based on the behavior of one individual? Get some education!!!

    1. chris says:

      o it’s not just this one individual and one incident…theres incidents and individuals ofthis one culture everyday in california causing us problems! It’s ridiculous! I def agree with kay!!!!

    2. henry562 says:

      it’s the truth you moron! Most of them are brought up to cause crime!

  9. David D. says:

    You will always find criminal behavior in every social group despite race or education. Some use weapons, others more sophisticated ways, like the divert of public or private funds, securities fraud and money laundering. We cannot blame a single group to be the cause or root of all our ills.

    1. Mike says:

      How ridiculous can you be! Equating violent crimes to non-violent
      crimes.

  10. David says:

    It’s a common trait of human behavior to find a culprit of social problems. Nazis did the same when they single out Jews to be the cause of all their difficulties. People who break the law needs to face the consequences but lets stop using the Latino community or any other group as the scapegoat!

    1. Zygote says:

      Well said David
      Each race is blind to there own

      1. sol says:

        I don’t think this is a race thing, but a MAN thing.

  11. Anthony says:

    Maybe it is safe to label white people as pedophiles and serial killers? How do you like them apples? Do not use race as an excuse! Obviously this guy was not all there. So don’t classify this guy as being ghetto, or an illegal immigrant!

  12. I guess someone else was already proposing to his girlfriend at the car wash.

  13. The Realist says:

    Right now it is popular to blame illegal immigrants for everything that is wrong with California. First off there are plenty of illegal immigrants from other countries here too. California’s problem is all the greedy people that wanted to become rich over night and now have nothing.They are the ones draining the resources of California. Wake up ignorant Fools and Look in the Mirror!

    1. misty says:

      uh did i not say that everyone should obey the law? That means people from other countries too that are coming here illegally. THANK YOU!!!!

  14. LUPS says:

    LOOK EVERYBODY WE ARE ALL IMIGRANTS ONE WAY OR ANOTHER OK . WHAT IF WE DONT HAVE BLOND HAIR BLUE EYES THAT MAKE US IMIGRANTS RIGHT AWAY JUST BECAUSE THE COLOR OF OUR SKIN AND HOW WE LOOK IS DIFFERENT PLEASE. PEOPLE DO YOUR FAMILY TREE AND YOU WILL SEE THAT YOU DO COME FROM IMIGRANTS OK. THE ONLY TRUE AMERICANS ARE THE NATIVES THAT WERE HERE BEFORE THE PALE FACES ARRIVED OK DO YOUR HISTORY HOMEWORK OK AND THIS COUNTRY IS MADE UP OF IMIGRANTS. PEOPLE STOP THINKING THAT YOU ARE BETTER THAN OTHERS WE ARE ALL THE SAME………

    1. Peter says:

      Depends on your definition of “immigrant.”

      The people who were here before the “pale faces” arrived came from Asia across the Bering Strait some 16,000 years ago. What’s the time limit for being descended from an immigrant? My mother’s side came to North America in the 1600s. My father’s side came in the 1700s. My ancestors never emigrated from France and England to the United States of America because there was no United States of America when they came here.

      I agree with you, though, that the whole “stupid latino” sounds just like the “stupid pole,” “stupid italian,” “stupid german,” “stupid irishman,” etc. from a century and a half ago. Of course, they didn’t usually use the geographic reference…

      Making a generalization about “all of THOSE people” based on the last name of some obviously disturbed person just shows the same ignorance of the people 100 years ago. Why don’t you join us in 21st Century, huh?

  15. Christopher Keller says:

    She was right to reject him. He obviously is a violent man. I also wager that alcohol was involved here.

  16. Kermit says:

    I have been married for over 9 years. He should have just said thanks and walked away. Marriage is a joke. Its nothing more then a means to tax and bill hard working people. Government and big business swarm over “Happy Couples”. with man made bull plop. Valentines day, and anniversary days are the biggest jokes. Take my advice. Stay single and out of “Live in” relationships. My great-aunt died at 101 years old having never married. My dads father died at 50, married!

  17. Bin Laden says:

    The woman made the correct decision.

  18. rm says:

    im sorry but ILLEGALS FROM OTHER COUNTRY? which ones i dont think someone from china swam here or from russia or from any other place immigrants from other countrys are here legal the only country you can get here from with out one heck of a swim is LATIN COUNTRYS

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