Arlington cop lets teen do push-ups instead of jail time

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“We think the police is so bad. They're not all bad,” the woman on the video said.

Ball let the young man walk away with a life lesson and maybe some sore arms instead of a citation.

“It's easy to arrest folks,” Ball said. “But it's harder to change someone.”

Officer Ball says the young man's mom was also on board when she found her son was doing push-ups in the parking lot. He says she thought he went too easy on her son, suggesting 1,000 push-ups instead of just 200.