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2 cops responded to a slip-and-slide complaint by joining the fun


Two police officers in Asheville, NC recently responded to a complaint about a giant slip-and-slide by riding the device.

Footage of the pair shows them enjoying the homemade water slide during a July Fourth block party last Sunday.

Resident Katlen Joyce Smith told CNN Wednesday that a local dad decided to build the ride for neighborhood children to enjoy during the annual event there.

Asheville police said it received a complaint about the slide blocking the road, leading Officers Carrie Lee and Joe Jonas to visit the party.

“When the police came, they quickly realized that wasn’t the case and asked if they could take a turn,” Smith said of the officers’ response.

Some Twitter users on Wednesday praised Lee and Jonas for joining in on their community’s holiday fun.

Jonas and Lee explained their decision Tuesday in a video on the Asheville Police Department’s Twitter account.

“We looked at it and determined it wasn’t really an issue,” Lee said of the slip-and-slide. “So the first thing I said, I said, ‘I’m not here to break up your fun.’”

“I thought I was going to be able to get out of it, because I’m too big to fit in a trash bag,” Jonas said of his ride. “But then when the kids pulled out this big raft … I had no choice.”

Jonas jokes in footage of his ride that “his butt is wet” after taking a trip down the slide into a small pool at the bottom.

“I still can’t handle the amazing-ness of it all,” Smith wrote in a Facebook post about the rare moment Sunday. “I hoped the neighbor who called them saw it all go down!!”

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