A group of teens playing nighttime basketball in New Jersey got more than they bargained for when a squad car pulled up Monday night.
It started with a complaint made to the police department in Pompton Lakes, a borough of 11,000 about an hour north of New York City. A caller near Pompton's Lakeside School phoned police to report that a group of juveniles were drinking and being loud, according to authorities.
But when officers arrived at the scene, all they found was a group of teens playing a friendly pick-up game. So the officers -- Sergeant Ruffo and Patrol Officers Bartlett and Logreco -- split up and joined the game.
"Just another reason to love and respect this department," said a commenter on the department's Facebook page, where the officers posted video of the game.
"Great job with the youth," said another commenter "...and basketball."