|Police officers watches teen doing push-ups |
By: Alexis Bell WorldWideWeirdNews.com
(Scroll down for video) A teenage boy got a break from a police officer who allowed him to do push-ups instead of going to jail, according to police in Texas.
Arlington police Officer Eric Ball, gave a choice to the 17-year-old boy who was caught smoking pot, to do push-ups or go to jail possession of marijuana.
The boy choice to do push-ups. The boy was allowed to walk free after doing 200 push-ups. A passerby recorded the boy doing the push-ups, and the video was uploaded to Facebook, where it went viral.
The mother of the boy, who was not identified, praised the officer for giving her teen the choice of push-ups instead of going to jail.
She added that she would force her teen to do even more push-ups in order for him to learn his lesson about smoking pot in public.
Ball said that he was alerted to a boy smoking marijuana and followed the smell. As Ball approached the 17-year-old boy, the teen quickly threw away his joint.
When the officer asked him whether he was smoking marijuana, the teen confessed. The boy expected to be arrested for possession of marijuana.
The teen said that he was relieved to be able to do push-ups instead of having a criminal record.