St. Paul cops respond to noise complaint, end up playing Smash Bros. in viral video

The video was shared thousands of times on various social media platforms.
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A noise complaint turned into a viral video when a pair of officers arrived at a St. Paul apartment, and joined in with a game of Super Smash Bros.

Jovante M. Williams shared video of the encounter he and his friends had with a pair of St. Paul cops, who had been sent to the apartment at the request of a neighbor unhappy with the noise.

When they arrived, they found Williams, Storm McKee, Ian Smith, Rico Vanderlowe and Ashley Yangtao having some pizza and beers, and playing the popular video game, Super Smash Bros.

The group asked the two officers – identified by the Pioneer Press as Isaac Palmer and Kou Yang – if they wanted to join in.

Yangtao then took some video of the group playing with the officers, which was then shared to Williams' Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

"So neighbors called the cops on us and now we fighting them," he wrote on Twitter. 

The video has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times on various social media channels, and has since been picked up by a number of national news outlets including Variety.

It also went big on Reddit, where it received a massive 135,000 "upvotes."

Palmer told the Pioneer Press that the man who answered the door was a "decent dude" and he'd never played Super Smash Bros. before, so thought he'd give it a go.

That "decent dude" was Storm McKee, who told BMTN that the same evening they'd had several visits from their building security guard telling them they were getting complaints about the noise.

"Each time we brought the volume down further to the point where the tv was on mute and our music was only playing at 10 percent volume," he said.

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"Suddenly there was a knock at the door and when I answered it there were 5 cops in the hallway as well as the security guard.

"I explained to them that we heard complaints and turned everything down and even brought our voices to basically a whisper. The security guard had my back and said he didn’t know why they kept complaining either.

"The cops were cool. I opened my door wide for them and said 'it’s just a couple homies playing Smash. Eating pizza and having a couple beers. Since you guys got called out here for no reason, you wanna come in and hang out with us? Eat some pizza, play some Smash?'

"Then 2 of them just walked in and started playing with the homies."

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