Man Lights Self On Fire To Propose

July 7th, 2005 // 4 Comments

Was he an idiot, or is she and idiot for saying yes? “Honey, you make me hot.” Please.

To prove his love, a 38-year-old man set himself on fire before getting down on one knee and asking his girlfriend to marry him. About 100 people gathered to watch Todd Grannis perform the flaming stunt on Monday, which involved wearing a cape soaked in gasoline.

Grannis climbed up a 10-foot scaffold, was set on fire and then plunged into a swimming pool, dousing the blaze. Emerging unscathed, he got down on one knee and proposed, as a friend standing nearby slipped him the engagement ring. “Honey, you make me hot,” he told his sweetheart, Malissa Kusiek. “I hope I’m getting the point across that I’m on fire for you.”

Kusiek, who has been dating Grannis for several years, said “yes,” but added that she was a little angry because of the danger. “At first I was mad, because I thought, ‘He’s not a stuntman,’” Kusiek said. “Then, of course, the tears started flowing. Of course I said yes. I was so thrilled.”

Man Lights Himself on Fire to Propose [AP]

By Miu von Furstenberg

  1. bitty boop

    Please, please tell me this is not true….how freaking sad and scary. I would SO not marry this doofus. Utterly pathetic……

  2. Carla

    I really hope he has accident and life insurance, for her sake!

  3. ll

    “Honey, you make me hot,” “I hope I’m getting the point across that I’m on fire for you.” Corniest proposal ever!!!

  4. Mariana

    Can’t wait to see what he’ll do when she announces she’s pregnant. They probably shouldn’t breed.

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