Skip to main content
Publish date:

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.
Author:

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.

Follow Bring Me The News on YouTube

"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."

Next Up

unsplash football helmet ground

Judge upholds star QBs suspension for state championship game

Sam Backer, of Chatfield Senior High, won't be allowed to play in Friday's title game.

Screen Shot 2021-11-25 at 7.53.37 AM

Another 5,000 lbs. of goldfish removed from Carver County lakes

It all likely stemmed from people dumping their pets into local waters a few years ago.

Rosaleia Shelton

Appeal to find 19-year-old missing from Bloomington

The teen left her home on Monday afternoon.

hospital, emergency room

Deaths of twin fetuses after woman was shot ruled a double homicide

The woman was shot in the abdomen in mid-September.

Payton Willis / Gopher Basketball

Gophers improve to 5-0 with win over Jacksonville

The Gophers are establishing momentum early in the season.

Anthony Edwards

Ant's massive slam leads Timberwolves to fifth straight win

The dunk didn't count, but provided the highlight of the night.

Cam Talbot / Minnesota Wild

WIld arrive late, Cam Talbot stays on point to beat Devils

Despite a 30-minute delay, the Wild picked up a 3-2 victory.

Screen Shot 2021-11-24 at 4.10.54 PM

Appeal to find 35-year-old missing from Oak Grove home

Police say he's not believed to be in danger.

vote, election

7 MN Republicans urge states to audit 2020 election results

There has been no evidence of significant fraud in any single U.S. state.

Related

Metro Transit responds to viral video of bus incident

The video has been shared widely on social media.

Dr rose leslie

U of M doctor's vaping X-ray video goes viral on TikTok

The second-year resident has used the social media platform to get across a vital message.

Easily-explained Minnesota UFO sighting somehow goes viral

It's been shared thousands of times, but it's really no mystery.

flugtag

Watch: The highlights from Red Bull Flugtag in St. Paul

Tens of thousands lined the Mississippi River

Screen Shot 2019-02-27 at 8.04.08 AM

Viral videos of MnDOT snowplows at work are oddly mesmerizing

It's as satisfying as a freshly snow-blown sidewalk, but on a much grander scale.

St. Paul raccoon is safely caught– after making it to the top of the tower!

Social media has been agape as the critter climbed the 20-story UBS tower.

Red bull flugtag

Red Bull Flugtag is returning to St. Paul in 2019

The annual event was last held in the city in 2010.