Matt Van Vliet got roughed up by the cops until his girlfriend Samantha Labo was in tears. Then when the cop went through Van Vliet’s pockets, he found an engagement ring and it all turned out to be a hoax -he just wanted to propose to her! It was all captured on the police officer’s dashcam. We get an idea of why Van Vliet wanted to stage this unusual proposal from CNN.
Van Vliet and Labo met when they were arrested at an underage drinking party in their freshman year at Colby-Sawyer College. After a Breathalyzer test showed no alcohol, they were let go, but they continued talking and began dating a month later. So, when he decided to propose to his girlfriend of four years, Van Vliet reached out to the officer who arrested them.
"At first I was going to say no, because it's not something you would typically do or get involved in, but because of the involvement of how they met I felt compelled," said Police Chief Andersen.
Anderson said when Van Vliet called with the request, he told Anderson that if the two hadn't been arrested, they wouldn't be together. When Anderson agreed to help, Van Vliet also asked the officer to get Labo wound up.
"I felt honored to do it for them; it's nice to do something fun," said Anderson, who made the "arrest" on his own time.
It must be true love, or else she would have killed him. Or at least let them haul him to jail. -via The Daily Dot