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A Texas teen got caught smoking outside of a movie theater. Instead of locking him up, the officer challenged the teen to 200 pushups.

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Lt. Chris Cook says,

“Marijuana gives [off] a distinct odor. He knew what the teen was up to.”

The officer who caught him, Eric Ball, was doing off duty work at a movie theather when he noticed the boy smoking. The officer says upon approaching the teen he was “finishing a cigarette and discarding it.” This is when he noticed the smell of the marijuana. Lt. Cook says,

. “He said, ‘You give me 200 push-ups, I won’t put you in jail,’ He could have very well arrested this teen, but instead he tried to do something better.”

Upon finishing, the young man went back to his mother inside. Social media is commending that officer on his good deed.

Source: Complex