On the ground! Alabama police help man stage proposal to girlfriend

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MOBILE, Ala. - Police in one Alabama city said they helped stage a man's arrest so that he could really just kneel down and propose to his terrified girlfriend.

With the help of two officers, Daiwon McPherson, 33, tricked his girlfriend, Shawna Blackmon, into thinking he was on the run and had a gun. The officers converged on the couple and other members of their biker community outside a gas station Friday night. Blackmon said the scenario seemed real.

"I was scared," Blackmon, 28, told WPMI-TV. "I said he was going to jail, they are going to shoot him."

A video viewed nearly 10 million times online by Monday shows the officers rushing up to the couple with stun guns, ordering McPherson down. Blackmon, terrified, stands between them with her hands up.