Daiwon McPherson certainly knows how to make a memory. The Mobile, Alabama man got his local police to orchestrate a fake police chase, complete with gas-station showdown at the end, in order to propose to his girlfriend, Shawna Blackmon.
After McPherson didn’t show up at the scheduled time for their date, Blackmon received a phone call saying that he had been pulled over on his motorcycle. She feared the worst and rushed to the gas station to see McPherson surrounded by police.
Blackmon ran in front of drawn weapons (unloaded Tasers) to attempt to protect McPherson, where he surprised her with the ring and proposal.
The well-orchestrated proposal instantly went viral and sources say the community has been brought together as a result. Many are saying that in a time of such tension, that is invaluable. McPherson has since said that he hopes his proposal can stand as proof that police and their communities can work together for positive relationships in the future.