Too Far or Nah? Cops Draw Guns On Black Man As Part Of A Wedding Proposal [WATCH]By: Monya Fleming
Daiwon Mcpherson planned out an elaborate scheme to propose to his girlfriend Shawn Blackmon, with a little help from the Mobile Police Department. Daiwon and Shawna were at a gas station with friends on Friday evening when officers pulled into the parking lot.
Two officers jumped out of the car and appeared to draw their weapons as they told Mcpherson to get on the ground and asked if he had a gun. Daiwon's girlfriend got right in between her boyfriend and the officers to calmly sort the situation out.
Mcpherson was down on his knees as his girlfriend told officers she would get the gun. Instead, Daiwon pulled out a box containing an engagement ring. Shawna immediately realized what was going on as she smiled and put her hands up to her face in shock.
Mcpherson had set up the whole proposal with the Mobile Police Department earlier in the day, but admits he had been planning it for much longer. He admitted, "I have been planning this proposal since the day she gave me another chance."
The video went viral, with some people finding it romantic and others stating it was not smart due to the racial tensions. Some people slammed McPherson, who is a black man, for recreating a scene that promotes police brutality.
One person asked on social media, "What black man in their right mind would use police brutality to propose?"
Mcpherson and his now-fiancee disagree and defended the decision. Shawn wrote on social media, "It’s sad people out here that feel (that) way. But I said I won’t allow anyone to take this moment from me and I meant that."
Mcpherson said, "I know my girl. I wouldn’t have done that if I had felt she was the type of person to respond a different way. I know how she would act, so that’s why I told the police, let her control the situation."
Congrats to the couple on their engagement!
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