Now this is an unorthodox punishment.
A teen was handed an amusing punishment when he was caught smoking weed outside a movie theater.
The Arlington, Texas cop ordered the teen to complete 200 push ups, instead of the handcuffs that we usually see in this kind of situation.
The scene was caught on video and posted to reddit, where it has garnered considerable attention.
The cop, Eric Ballwas was actually off duty at the time, but stepped in to give the punishment after he smelt a funny smell in the air.
This kind of reaction is rare, compared to what we normally see from cops especially when it comes to marijuana smoking.
Harsh fines and even prison sentences are given out regularly on the spot to people caught smoking cannabis in public.
Cannabis has now been made legal to smoke in more than half of U.S states for medicinal use, and has been made fully legal in a few select places.
Could this cop’s behavior be the start of a new movement of a more relaxed attitude towards those caught smoking the herb?
The woman who captured the footage and posted it on her Facebook page, Raiza Paredez, wrote:
“Big UP’s to the Arlington Police Officer that made the young black guy that decided to smoke weed on the movie theater parking lot to do push-ups then take him to jail or shoot him just Cuz.” and “We need more cops like this.”
She also commented on potentially getting the cop into trouble, saying:
“I have people in boxing me telling me that my video is going to have this officer fired and I’m jeopardizing his job. It’s not my intention with my video it was only to show the stuff the news doesn’t and how there are still good police officers out here.”