Texas cop offers pot-smoking teen choice of fine or pushups
ARLINGTON, Texas – An Arlington police officer is making headlines on social media for his encounter with a teenage boy, KDAF reported.
Officer Eric Ball was working off duty at a movie theater when someone told him a teenager was smoking marijuana outside.
When he caught the boy, Ball says the teen was respectful and realized he’d made a mistake.
So Ball offered him a choice: Do 200 push ups or get fined.
Ball says push ups are how his coaches used to discipline and he wanted to use the moment as a teaching opportunity.
The teen’s mother was reportedly on board and even suggested he do more than 200.