Kids are always told to put down their devices and play outside, but when they do, they’re often met with backlash. While sitting inside and scrolling through Twitter is a quiet activity, playing basketball is a decidedly noisy way to pass the time.
That’s why people in this neighborhood called the cops on a few teens who were playing a pick-up game outside. They were just trying to have fun, but the neighbors weren’t having it. Luckily for the players, however, a guy named Officer White was on their side.
Instead of coming down on them for playing ball, this officer joined them (since, you know, playing basketball isn’t a crime). He also vowed to come back and play again!
Officer White was recently dispatched to a call of kids playing basketball “loudly” in the streets. In the evening. Having fun. Not committing crimes. Let’s see how he handled it.
Posted by Gainesville Police Department on Thursday, January 21, 2016
He kept his promise, and you’ll never believe who he brought with him.
Playing ball with Shaq must have been a dream come true for those kids! He’s an absolute legend. Cops like Officer White are doing it right. People should never feel bad about having fun, especially when they’re staying healthy and active.