A man from Saint John decided to rattle the nerves of his girlfriend by using local law enforcement and a phony arrest to propose marriage in hopes that the video would earn the couple a chance at having their dream wedding.

Earlier last week, Ben Vienneau called on his brother-in-law, who works as a police officer, to help him stage a fake arrest of his girlfriend Marcia Belyea. The two culprits called the operation a 10-29…a marriage proposal in progress.

After the officer asks Belyea for her license and registration, he explains that she apparently owes more than $2,000 in fines and could be facing nearly 30 days in jail. She is obviously an emotional mess while sitting in the back of the patrol car when Vienneau appears with the officer, who gives her an alternative to jail.

"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,” said the officer.

Of course, she agrees to take the deal and is allowed to get out of the police cruiser.

The newly engaged couple hopes that the video will help them win a local radio contest where first prize is a $20,000 wedding.