Man stages “police chase” marriage proposal

Mobile, Ala. (WPMI/CNN Newsource)– Daiwon McPherson and Shawna Blackmon first met back in 2010. They’ve shared some of life’s most precious moments, but like any relationship, it eventually reached a breaking point.

Daiwon said, “I thought it was over with, I thought like I lost my family, I thought it was really over.” But this relationship eventually came together once again. “I love that she pushes me to be a better person.”

Daiwon’s future bride Shawna said, “I love everything about him.”

The turning point was at a gas station in downtown Mobile, where true love won.

On Friday night, Daiwon was supposed to meet Shawna downtown. But after being pulled over by Mobile police officers while riding his motorcycle, things got very tense

“I was scared I said he was going to jail they are going to shoot him,” said Shawna. She got a call telling her where her boyfriend was finally pulled over.

There was no clue her life was about to change. Scenario’s quickly played through Shawna’s mind–she knew her boyfriend was armed. All she could think about is one thing. “Me getting out and seeing that I felt like I can fix this let me try to fix this and let me calm the situation down and let it work.”

It takes just a split second – one decison. Just like that, things change in the blink of an eye.

Daiwon said, “First thing you’re going to think is we got another black man going to get killed by two police officers nope that was the whole flip.” It all staged, just for this.

A mixed message built into one proposal.

Watch closely–the police armed with unloaded Tasers, they were in on this the whole time.

Now a community brought closer together as a result.

Shawna said, “I felt like that was the perfect set up to do something like that and bring everybody together.”

The fake chase did the trick and Shawna said “yes.”

McPherson says he proposed that way partly to send the message that police and communities can work together.

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