With police force staying out of the public eye for good reasons these days, one little neighborly misunderstanding turned into a free-style public relations stunt and a show and tell for the young ones. Video of North Carolina police officers enjoying a slip-n-slide with children in Asheville on July 2 has gone viral. Katlen Joyce Smith, who lives in Asheville, told local media that the slide was built for children in the block over the July 4 weekend but officers arrived on the scene after it was reported for blocking the road. The officers quickly established there was no problem and asked to join in 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 told a news outlet, when senior officer Carrie Lee, who initially responded to the scene with her colleague officer Joe Jones. Officer Jones also wanted in on the fun, but the black garbage bags wouldn’t fit him, so one of the neighborhood kids brought an inflatable raft so that he could have some fun as well! This video shows Officer Joe Jones filming colleague Carrie Lee taking on the slide. Take a look!