MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI/NBC News) – A Friday night arrest turned out to be a life-changing event for a young Mobile, Alabama couple, but not in the way you’d expect.
Shawna Blackmon was waiting for her boyfriend, Daiwon McPherson, to pick her up for a date when she received a phone call telling her he’d been pulled over by police. She knew McPherson was armed, and raced to the scene.
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,” McPherson said.
She quickly ran to McPherson’s side, telling the officers not to shoot.
That’s when things changed in the blink of an eye. McPherson dropped to one knee and proposed.
The Mobile Police Department had been in on the plan the whole time.