Sofia Vergara spent hours in jail post engagement

Sofia Vergara

Modern Family star Sofia Vergara nearly got arrested for trespassing last July, after accepting a proposal from fiance Nick Loeb in Mexico.

The businessman popped the question to Sofia Vergara on her 40th birthday atop the Chichen Itza pyramids in the Yucatan, and Vergara says his romantic gesture almost landed them behind bars, reported E! online.

The actress said that Loeb escorted her over a rope, that cordoned off an area of the ancient archaeological site to the general public, and presented his wife-to-be with a ring - however local security guards weren't too thrilled.

"I swear to God he said he had gotten permission to go up there and take a picture. So I said, 'Ok, let's go.' So I went up, he took the ring out there. I made sure I like it. I like it, I put it on immediately and I said yes," Vergara said on the Ellen DeGeneres show.

"But then when we came down they want to arrest us because there were some local people (who) got really upset and they thought I was (taking) advantage of the situation, but it was not true (sic)," she added.

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