The police were called during a game of pickup basketball in Virginia.

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Player calls cops on guy who fouled him during pickup basketball game

This is ridiculous.


Kris Seavers


Posted on Jul 17, 2018   Updated on May 21, 2021, 10:54 am CDT

A game of pickup basketball took a seriously ridiculous turn when the police were called over a foul, the latest example of the surge in reports of people summoning the police over any darned thing.

One of the players apparently felt he was subjected to a foul that was too harsh and decided to bring the cops into it, Complex reports. A witness posted a photo and descriptions of the confrontation that quickly went viral on Monday.

The witness, who according to his Twitter is from Virginia, explained that the man in black with his arms crossed was screened by the man in arm sleeves and fell down.

The photo shows the cop speaking to the players in what looks like a commercial gym. Per the witness, the screen wasn’t worthy of a call to the police.

It’s unclear what the man who called the police wanted to happen. But according to the witness, even the cop himself seemed annoyed to have been called over a non-incident.

The cop-caller joins the ranks of many others—from Permit Patty to BBQ Becky—who have called the police recently for petty reasons.

H/T Complex

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*First Published: Jul 17, 2018, 4:28 pm CDT