A man's proposal video went viral after he staged an Alabama police chase to propose to his girlfriend, saying he didn’t want to give her a basic proposal.
Daiwon McPherson said his girlfriend of five years, Shawna Blackmon, knows his “every move,” so he had to do something big to surprise her, according to AL.com. He arranged the proposal with members of his motorcycle club and Mobile police officers.
McPherson also said that his girlfriend always told him to make sure she looked her best whenever he was to propose.
“She always told me when I proposed to make sure she looked nice,” McPherson said. “She just got her hair done…her nails done. Nobody will be expecting this tonight!”
Part of the surprise was McPherson standing Blackmon up and not meeting her for dinner and drinks Friday night as they had initially planned to do, Hot 107.9 noted.
Blackmon was alerted by the members of her boyfriend’s biking club that he was being chased by police and that he had possession of a gun.
That’s when panic started to set in for Blackmon.
“I thought he was going to jail,” she said.
When Blackmon arrived to the scene of the chase, officers from the Mobile Police Department had their weapons fixed on McPherson.
One officer ordered Blackmon to “Get his gun from him!”
“After digging through his pockets, McPherson pulled out a ring box and proposed,” Hot 107.9 noted.
“I always feel like I have to protect him,” Blackmon told The Washington Post. “I felt like I can fix this and just protect him and make sure that nothing happened.”
The officers involved weren’t actually holding guns at the time of the proposal. They were holding stun guns instead. However, Blackmon didn’t learn that until much later.
“I was just trying to get the gun from him to make sure that nothing happened,” Blackmon told the Post. “I just wanted to make sure that he was okay. I felt like I could de-escalate it, talk to the officers, try to explain [everything].”
Blackmon said “yes” to McPherson’s proposal.
“I was overwhelmed with everything that was going on that day,” Blackmon said. “When I realized that he was actually proposing, I was just happy that he took so much time and effort.”
McPherson had been planning this epic proposal for over two months.
“I had other ideas but the other ideas were clichéd, and she would have known that I was getting ready to set her up,” he said. “I had to be creative, because any time I’m acting outside the box…she knows.”
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