Over the 4th of July holiday, two North Carolina cops responded to a complaint about a Slip n’ Slide blocking neighborhood traffic. But instead of issuing a citation, they decided to join in on the fun.
The Asheville Police Department received complaints about a block party and a homemade Slip n’ Slide blocking the road. According to CBS News, officers Joe Jones and Carrie Lee were sent to investigate.
Imagine you’re throwing a block party and the cops show up. No doubt, the residents assumed they’d have to tear down their water slide.
“Don’t worry, we’re not here to break up your fun,” Lee reportedly told a group of about 50 residents. “We received a call about the road being blocked — so here we are.”
After assessing the situation, the two officers determined that safety vehicles were still able to pass. So, they let the Slip N’ Slide stay. Even better, they decided to give the water slide a whirl.
This is definitely the side of law enforcement we need to see more of. The officers made sure the block party was safe, per their job; then, they went above and beyond to be active, positive members of their community. The kids relished the experience.
“The kids were squealing. Everyone was screaming,” Smith said to CBS News. “We just couldn’t believe it. We were all laughing hysterically.”