Police responding to a noise complaint at an apartment building in Minnesota ended up playing video games with the tenants instead of reprimanding them.
Jovante Williams, who arrived at his friend’s place to play “Super Smash Bros.” the same time the cops showed up, told Yahoo the same neighbors have called in multiple complaints.
“Lately, we’ve been playing our games on mute; we don’t want to bother anyone. We’re not trouble. We’re adults. Sometimes, we drink beer,” Williams said.
Williams said he was nervous at first when he saw the police were there. “It was concerning. You see so many videos of terrible results. … I’m not trying to end up in jail or hurt, or have my friends harmed, or to start a commotion,” he said.
But when the police realized the friends weren’t making much noise, they let their guard down and started inquiring about the game.
“They confirmed, a few times, that we weren’t even loud,” Williams said.
“I heard the police asking ‘What Smash Brothers?’ Instead of something negative … it was something wholesome,” he told Yahoo.
That’s when he asked if the officers wanted to join them.
“I’m like, ‘Y’all wanna play Smash?!’ And two of them literally raised their hand and walked up. They’re like, ‘How do you jump?’ They were acting,” Williams said, noting that the police were clearly familiar with the game and were only joking around.
Williams wrote about the funny incident on Facebook, along with a photo of several officers and his friends playing the game.
“So neighbors called the cops on us and now we fighting them... In Smash Bros,” he wrote.
The post has since gone viral.