Adults flocking to Boston’s viral ‘cop slide’ after officer’s slippery mishap

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The viral video that exhibits a BPD officer catapulting down a slide has piqued the curiosity of Boston’s young-at-heart.

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A toddler rides a large slide at Metropolis Corridor Plaza. A viral video of a BPD officer’s bumpy journey on an extra-large slide at Metropolis Corridor Plaza is elevating questions in regards to the piece of playground tools’s security. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Employees)

A police officer’s not-so-slick slide stunt has sparked the curiosity of Bostonians trying to expertise the joys of the notorious ‘cop slide.’

A video shared broadly on-line Tuesday exhibits a uniformed Boston police officer barrelling down a steel slide at Metropolis Corridor Plaza’s new playground. A loud clanging will be heard from contained in the slide because the officer makes his manner down and lands roughly on his abdomen. 

The speed of the officer’s touchdown has left viewers puzzled in regards to the physics of the incident. In consequence, curious Bostonians and social media customers are investigating.

In accordance with Jezebel, adults have since been flocking to the playground, with some apparently ready in 45-minute strains to expertise the notorious slide and seize their very own movies.

Software program engineer and Boston resident Abhi Agarwal not too long ago instructed Jezebel he drove by the usually quiet playground and noticed an extended line of adults queued up ready for his or her activate the slide.

He instructed Jezebel: “I’ve pushed by that place loads of instances, there’s nobody there often. Even on weekends, there’s like, possibly one or two children. And once I drove by, we had a ton of individuals sporting enterprise fits and having a blast on a Thursday at 2:45 [p.m.].”

One other onlooker said Thursday they witnessed individuals ready so long as 45-minutes to make use of what’s been unofficially dubbed because the “cop slide.” That individual claimed there have been extra adults than children on the playground.

The rise in guests to the slide comes because the video continues to draw the eye of social media customers. On Saturday, a Twitter person shared an animated version of the video they’d created, together with the hashtag #Copslide.

One other individual tweeted a video of a kid venturing calmly down the slide, head first, together with the caption, “For reference right here’s my child 2 weeks in the past on the identical slide that rocked that Boston cop. No concept how he attained warp pace.”