St. Paul police respond to noise complaint, end up playing 'Super Smash Bros.'

St. Paul police respond to noise complaint, end up playing 'Super Smash Bros.' Photo: Jovante M. Williams via Facebook

December 12, 2018 02:59 PM

Two St. Paul police officers have become viral sensations after responding to a call of a noise complaint last Friday.

Jovante M. Williams posted video and photos of the incident Friday night. The two officers stuck around to play the newly released "Super Smash Bros. Ultimate" video game. 


In Williams' post, he wrote: "So the neighbors called the cops on us and now we fighting them... in Smash Bros."

As of Wednesday, the video on Facebook has been viewed nearly 300,000 times. On the popular website Reddit, the post was also trending, with more than 130,000 up-votes and more than 2,000 comments. 

The two officers, Isaac Palmer and Kou Yang, responded to a noise complaint around 10:30 p.m. at an apartment on University Avenue and found a few people inside eating pizza, drinking beer and playing "Super Smash Bros. Ultimate."

The latest installment of Nintendo's popular brawler franchise was released earlier in the day.

Williams said it happened at a friend's apartment. He said the same neighbors called "multiple" times. He noted that the complex had "smelled like weed," but he and his friends were just drinking some beer and playing the video game. 

"We told [the police] we were just drinking and playing Smash," Williams said. "So I hear that from across the room and yelled back, 'Y'all wanna play Smash?'"

The officers said the noise complaint was handled, resulting with no charges. However, it remains unclear who came out on top of the video game brawl.

"I just told them don't fine me if I beat you," Williams said with a laugh.

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