Since its inception nearly 50 years ago, the inflatable industry has been growing steadily as a market. This can include jump houses, obstacle courses, and water slides, which are the real summertime pleasure.
And that’s something even the police can agree on!
During a Fourth of July party, the police received a complaint that a large water slide was causing a disturbance in a residential area. Upon arriving on the scene, the police officers did the most logical thing they could do:
A resident of the area, Katlen Joyce Smith, said that one of the local parents had decided to build a slip-and-slide for the neighborhood kids to enjoy during the annual block party for the holiday.
Although the initial complaint claimed that the water slide was blocking the road, the officers found no apparent violations.
“When the police came, they quickly realized that wasn’t the case and asked if they could take a turn,” Smith said.
One of the officers to arrive at the scene, Carrie Lee, stated in a video posted on Twitter that there weren’t any violations that could be seen with the slide. It did not block the road.
“We looked at it and determined it wasn’t really an issue. So the first thing I said, I said I’m not here to break up your fun,” Lee reported to CNN.
In that same video, Lee can be seen using the trash bag as her raft while her partner, Officer Joe Jones, slides down on an inner tube with one of the neighborhood kids.
Smith was ecstatic about the events and could hardly believe how the complaint had turned out, taking to Facebook to share:
“I still can’t handle the amazing mess of it all I hope the neighbor who called them saw it all go down!!”
Officer Jones didn’t have any intention of going down the slide originally but caved to pressure from one of the local kids.
“I thought I was going to be able to get out of it, because I’m too big to fit in a trash bag. But then when the kids pulled out this big raft … I had no choice.”
The events can be seen on YouTube and the Police Department’s Twitter feed.