When a Florida cop got a noise complaint call about a bunch of kids playing basketball on a residential street, he reacted in a most peculiar way and someone big took notice.
Instead of telling the kids to quit it, which is what the complainer wanted, Police Officer Bobby White decided to shoot a couple hoops with them. The cute “let kids be kids” encounter, captured on dash cam video, was posted on the police department’s Facebook page.
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, 21 January 2016
Naturally it went viral and caught the attention of…NBA legend Shaq. Yes, the Shaquille O’Neal. The former professional basketball player was so moved by White’s actions, he surprised the cop while at work and then proceeded to surprise the same kids playing basketball on the street again.
The person who filed the noise complaint must be feeling all kinds of silly right now, don’t you think?
Watch Shaq and the cops take on the neighbourhood kids in the video above!