Viral Officer Lets Pot-Smoking Teen Off With 200 Push-Ups Instead of Arresting Him
A teenager in Arlington, Texas, was lucky enough to avoid arrest after a police officer caught him smoking marijuana outside a local movie theater.
But he didn't get off that easy...
Earlier this week, Officer Eric Bell, working off-duty, ordered the teen to do 200 pushups rather than arrest him on the spot, according to local ABC affiliate WFAA-TV.
The incident was captured in a video by Raiza Paredez and posted on Facebook.
She added the following caption to the video:
"Big UP's to the Arlington Police Officer that made the young black guy that decided to smoke weed on the movie theater parking lot to do push-ups then take him to jail or shoot him just Cuz. We need more cops like this. #Policeeverywhereneedtotakenotes #ArlingtonPoliceDept"
Police said Officer Ball found the teen's mother inside the theater and she gave him a big hug and told him he should have made her son do even more pushups.
Watch the video above, and share your thoughts on this officer's actions.