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Boyfriend's apology stops Nashville rush hour traffic

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By Brendan Marks By Brendan Marks

WSMV Channel 4

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - Many people believe that when you mess up, you need to apologize right away. But one guy is in even more trouble over the way he said 'I'm sorry' on Friday morning in Nashville.

It was very public, and thousands of commuters saw it.

"A guy just standing on top of his car, right off the interstate, like, in the grass gravel area, and he has this huge sign," said Camille Faulkner, intern at WRLT-FM Lightning 100.

Alongside the speeding cars near the Interstate 24/Interstate 440 split, a man named Daniel thought it would be a good idea to make a public plea to his less-than-pleased girlfriend.

"I lied about something, and it wasn't the smartest thing to do. I should have just let her be mad at me," said Daniel, who didn't reveal his last name.

Daniel thought it would be a good idea to stand on his parked car on the shoulder of the freeway and hold up a sign letting his girlfriend, and the whole world, know he's sorry.

"I think the sign said, 'Lindsey I'm sorry I lied to you,' and I was holding another sign that said, 'Please forgive me,'" Daniel said.

And if that wasn't enough, Daniel then called Lightning 100 to further plead his case.

"I didn't do this to try to be someone famous or anything like that. I did it for her," he said.

The message is certainly getting around.

"I sent out a tweet saying, 'This is the guy trying to get Lindsey back,' and then Twitter just explodes, and we got over 100 retweets from it," said Lightning 100 morning show host Wells Adams.

So, who could possibly stay mad at Daniel after all that?

"If it was bad enough that he would do something like that, I probably still wouldn't forgive him, or it would take some time," Faulkner said.

Before any other Romeos start making signs and heading for the interstate, police want you to know it's extremely dangerous and illegal.

Daniel, who would not reveal the nature of the lie that got him in trouble in the first place, said his girlfriend saw the sign on her way to work, but forgiveness is still a work in progress.

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