In hopes of winning their dream wedding, Ben Vienneau of Saint John, Canada proposed to his girlfriend, Marcia Belyea, in a very unorthodox way:
Having her arrested.
Vienneau worked with his police officer brother-in-law to arrange a mock arrest of his girlfriend as a set up for the marriage proposal to end all proposals.
It served as video entry to a radio contest awarding the wackiest proposal with a wedding by the sea, which might help her forgive him for this.
The prank began when Marcia was pulled over and asked for her license and registration, which they nervously explain were in another car.
The patrolling officer returned to Belyea’s truck and, of course, politely informed her that she owed $2,000 in fines and faced 30 days in jail.
The plan was to pop the question while Belyea was in her truck, but the officer ushered the fiancé-to-be to the back seat of the police cruiser.
Marcia was in tears.
Ben said, “I didn’t expect it to happen that way. I was just as surprised as she was. He came over to me, he goes, ‘Oh, no. I took it too far.'"
The officer then explained, "Ben and I have come to an agreement where we’ve agreed to waive the fine and let you go if you take his hand in marriage.”
Marcia was stunned and said, “Yes.” The couple say they will still get married next July whether or not they win the grand prize wedding in St. Andrews.