It happened recently in Duvall, Washington. Police were advised of a group of "suspicious characters in a local park armed with improvised projectiles." Three squad cars sped to the park,where police jumped out and lined up behind a riot shield as if they faced a hostage crisis.


After a few moments, the police retreated because they were outnumbered  -- by kids throwing a barrage of projectiles of fluffy snow. It was the first snow day in Puget Sound in a very long time. Schools were closed, so kids had nothing else to do. The police response was part of a department effort to engage children in the area and let them know the police are their friends.