VIDEO: Cocoa Police Play 3-on-3 Pick-Up Basketball Game With Local Kids At Joe Lee Smith Park

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ABOVE VIDEO: Officer Menendez made sure his bodycam was capturing the moment in hopes the NBA took notice. (Cocoa Police Video)

BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – Meet “Shorty”, “Peanut” and the boy they nicknamed “Steph Curry” for his “unstoppable” moves on the court!

It was purely by chance they ended up on this bodycam video.

While out searching for repeat offenders Wednesday evening, Detective Ben Erskine encountered the three young boys playing basketball at Joe Lee Smith Park in Cocoa.

Detective Erskine began talking with the boys when three other officers arrived.

The encounter then turned into a 5-6 minute game of 3-on-3 basketball with Detective Erskine, Detective Anthony Colombo, Officer George Menendez and Officer Amanda Torello who was the “odd man out.”

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Officer Menendez made sure his bodycam was capturing the moment in hopes the NBA took notice.

“Those kids can sure play ball,” said a Cocoa Police spokesperson.

“Of course, they won the game, but it wasn’t a bad showing by the boys in blue!”

“It was a much needed break,” said Detective Erskine.


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