For those of us who aren’t fortunate enough to live in #Denver, weed is still very illegal to purchase for recreational use. Since that doesn’t necessarily stop many people from consuming it, there are instances where someone who gets caught with weed is made an example. Take officer Eric Bell of Arlington, TX for example. He caught a teenager smoking weed outside of Tinseltown Cinemark on Tuesday during his off-duty security shift.

“I asked him to come here,” Ball said. “When he noticed I was an officer, he came walking toward me. But he dropped something in his hand.” When he realized that it was a blunt, officer Bell confronted the teen by saying, “You out here in front of the door smoking weed. What are you thinking? That was dumb, so you’re going to go to jail for something dumb today.”

According to Fox 32, the teen was facing a misdemeanor citation and fines for having drug paraphernalia, however the officer decided to have him do push-ups instead. “The officer who was my mentor, he looked out for me,” Ball said. “So I just wanted to do it as a learning tool.”

Via Fox 32:

“Ball let the young man walk away with a life lesson and maybe some sore arms instead of a citation.

“It’s easy to arrest folks,” Ball said. “But it’s harder to change someone.”

Officer Ball says the young man’s mom was also on board when she found her son was doing push-ups in the parking lot. He says she thought he went too easy on her son, suggesting 1,000 push-ups instead of just 200.”

I’m sorry, but I would have been locked up if I was him, because I can’t do 5 push-ups, let alone 200! Chiiiiileee boom.

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