Credit: Katlen Joyce Smith
ASHEVILLE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - What do you do if you're a cop responding to a complaint of a giant slip n' slide? You join in.
A group of North Carolina officers got to partake in some early 4th of July fun in Asheville on Monday while responding to a complaint.
The officers were responding to a street complaint when they came across the slip and slide that had been built for an annual 4th of July neighborhood block party.
"We have 20 plus kids in the four blocks. So this year the dads built a slip and slide in the street for the kids (and adults)," Katlen Joyce Smith tells FOX 46 Charlotte. "This year, someone called the police at 11:30 a.m. and said we were blocking the road."
Obviously, not all the neighbors were excited about the street being blocked off. After stressing the importance of safety and addressing the neighbors concerns, the officers ended up joining in on the fun.
"When the female officer asked for a garbage bag, we almost didn't believe it. But she took off her radio and went for it!"
Katlen Joyce Smith posted video of the officers taking a plunge down the street to Facebook.
"We didn't have a bag big enough for Officer Joe Jones, for obvious reasons. So he went in the double tube! (which had been used all morning by the kids) so he got wet in his seat."
As of Monday afternoon the video had been shared more than 530 times and garnered more than 660 reactions.