They let the noise slide!
Police officers Joe Jones and Carrie Lee of Asheville, North Carolina responded to a noise complaint at a Fourth of July block party. But instead of shutting the celebration down, they joined in on the fun.
“The officers got there and people were like, ‘Oh my gosh, the cops are here. They’re going to shut us down,’ but they noticed the noise was fine. It was literally the sound of kids playing,” public information officer Christina Hallingse told ABC News.
That’s when Officer Lee plunged down the neighborhood’s huge Slip ‘N Slide with a trash bag over her uniform, a video posted to Facebook shows.
“Woo-hoo!” Officer Lee exclaimed while sliding down the hill. “I stayed dry!” she said, met with applause and high-fives from neighbors.
Then, it was Officer Jones’ turn.
“A little boy ran and got a big raft” for Officer Jones, Hallingse said.
“My butt is wet,” Jones said at the end of his slippery voyage.
“When it’s hot…and your [sic] responding to a street complaint…and there’s a fun way to cool down…you take advantage of a giant slip and slide,” the Asheville Police Department posted on Facebook.
“[The officers] had such good energy,” said neighbor Travis Eagledove. “All the kids were loving it.”