These days, cops in the States tend not to make the news for good reasons, but this story from Asheville, North Carolina, is sure to make you smile.


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The town’s 4th of July celebrations were just getting underway, with a large slip’n slide headlining one neighborhood block party. One resident, who clearly wasn’t in the mood for fun, called the cops to shut it all down, citing concerns that the slip’n slide was blocking traffic and lodging a noise complaint. When the cops arrived, it was immediately clear that everything was actually in order, so they did what any sane person would do – they jumped on and went for a slide.

“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,” resident Katlen Joyce Smith told ABC News about senior officer Carrie Lee, who responded at the scene with officer Joe Jones. One of the local kids fetched a large raft for Jones, who couldn’t fit into a garbage bag, and he dove in just the same. “They had such good energy. All the kids were loving it,” said Travis Eagledove, another resident.

The fun-loving cops have now gone viral across multiple news outlets and social media sites. Scroll down to see the hilarious story unfold!

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On the 4th of July, police in Asheville, NC, got a call about a giant slip’n slide supposedly blocking the road

Image credits: Katlen Joyce Smith

When the cops arrived, however, they did something unexpected… Instead of shutting it down, they joined in!

Image credits: Travis Barker Vaughn Eagledove

“We looked at it and determined it wasn’t really an issue” said senior officer Carrie Lee

“So the first thing I said, I said I’m not here to break up your fun”

Image credits: Kat Smith

Local resident Katlen Joyce Smith recorded the entire thing and uploaded it to Facebook

“I still can’t handle the amazing-ness of it all,” Smith later wrote

Image credits: Katlen Joyce Smith

“I hope the neighbor who called them saw it all go down!!”

Image credits: Travis Barker Vaughn Eagledove

“My butt got wet,” officer Joe Jones can be heard saying at the end of the video

Image credits: Travis Barker Vaughn Eagledove

“When the female officer asked for a garbage bag… She took off her radio and went for it!”

Image credits: Katlen Joyce Smith

“They had such good energy. All the kids were loving it,” resident Travis Eagledove told ABC News

Image credits: Katlen Joyce Smith

Asheville residents weren’t the only ones entertained by these fun-loving cops