You have to be a pretty miserable human being to call the cops on a group of kids for getting outside and playing a little road hockey.
Fortunately for this group of Janesville, Wisconsin, grade-schoolers, their local law enforcement officials turned out to be more understanding than their narc of a neighbour.
After getting a call about a “safety concern,” three officers rolled up, blocked off an area of the street and joined the kids for a quick game of 3-on-3.
Following the game, the officers huddled up with the kids and informed them of some other areas nearby that would be safer for them to play.
“We encourage our officers to connect with kids and citizens alike as a means of increasing community trust and cooperation. Way to go officers!” the Janesville Police Department said in a statement.
Community policing — what a concept! In all seriousness, this was a win-win for everybody involved, except for the kid who took a shot to the groin.