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    A Grapevine woman got the surprise of a lifetime when her boyfriend proposed, in police fashion. (Published Wednesday, July 19, 2017)

    A Grapevine woman got the surprise of a lifetime when her boyfriend proposed, in police fashion.

    Amanda Radican was on the way to his job in Grapevine when she was suddenly pulled over. She was trying to bring Stephen Smith, a Grapevine police dispatcher, his phone.

    Little did she know, Smith hatched a plan so he could track her.

    "I sent her a text message from my mom's [phone]: 'Hey, Stephen just called me. He needs you to bring you his phone so he can clock in and out from work,'" Smith said.

    He was with an officer in a Grapevine patrol vehicle when he used Find My iPhone to locate Radican, so the officer could make a traffic stop.

    For Radican, the drive quickly took a turn from tears of panic – to tears of joy.

    "Why does it show there's warrants?" she asked the officer, with tears in her eyes.

    "I'm like, 'Oh, my gosh, this is a huge mistake. There's no way possible.' I was terrified!" Radican recalled.

    Seconds later, Smith appeared.

    He had arranged the ruse so she thought she was in trouble for stealing a car. Turned out, she only stole his heart!

    "It went off perfectly," Smith said.

    "Congratulations," said the officer in the police video. "I won't take you to jail, OK?"

    "He got me good, he got me really good," Radican said.

    Smith told NBC 5 his now-fiancée always asked for a memorable proposal with video. Now she has it in the form of body cam footage.

    "Totally never saw that coming at all," she said.