Huntington Beach Police Department officer Zach Pricer shows off his hopscotch skills to an 11 year-old girl who was found living in a car with her mother. Officer Pricer distracted the girl with the game while another officer arranged housing. USA TODAY
A California police officer tried to brighten a young homeless girl’s day earlier this week with a game of hopscotch.
Huntington Beach Police Officers Zach Pricer and Scott Marsh were responding to a call about a suspicious vehicle on March 30, when they realized that a homeless child and her mother were living in the car.
While Marsh contacted the department’s homeless task force to arrange for housing, Pricer tried to distract the 11-year-old girl with a game of hopscotch. The sweet game was caught on camera and the Huntington Beach Police Department posted a video of the hopscotch game on Facebook March 30.
In the video, Pricer uses his keys to demonstrate how to play the game.
“OK, your feet touched the line, but I’ll let you go because this is your first time,” Pricer says in the video.
The police department used the hashtag “cops love hopscotch” to describe the video, which has been viewed almost 800,000 times on Facebook.