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Cops were sent to break up this slip ‘n’ slide party—but here’s what they did instead

You might want to invite these officers to your next shindig.


Nahila Bonfiglio

Internet Culture

Published Jul 10, 2017   Updated May 23, 2021, 12:24 am CDT

A pair of police officers in Asheville, North Carolina embraced the Fourth of July spirit when they were called to break up a homemade slip-and-slide at a block party.

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Resident Katlen Joyce Smith told CNN that a local dad made the DIY slide for the annual party. However, a complaint by one of the neighbors nearly ended their fun. That is, until arriving officers Carrie Lee and Joe Jones determined the complaint—that the slide was blocking traffic—wasn’t accurate.

Already at the party, the officers decided to take a ride themselves. Officer Lee took a trash bag down the crafted slide, and Officer Jones agreed to a ride on the raft.

The partygoers were delighted by the cop’s antics, and the Asheville Police have been soaking up all the joyful shoutouts from the community and beyond.

The duo is now affectionately being referred to as the “slip and slide officers”—and, with their new viral status, they don’t seem to mind at all.

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*First Published: Jul 10, 2017, 2:59 pm CDT