A snowball fight broke out on the streets of D.C. Saturday night after a local played up the idea on Twitter. However one passerby was a plainclothes cop that pulled his gun after getting pelted by snowballs.
The idea from the snowball fight came from D.C. resident Yousef Ali who promoted the event through Twitter and his personal blog. The fight kicked off at 2 p.m. on Saturday and was supposed to involve anyone that threw the first snowball and swelled to include as many as 200.
When the unidentified plainclothes cop drove through the mess, his Hummer was hit by a few snowballs flying by. That’s when the officer stepped out of his vehicle with his weapon drawn and exchanged words with the snowball fighters.
The officer has been placed on desk duty pending an investigation, but Assistant Chief Pete Newsham said that, “just a snowball fight, not in my mind. That doesn’t seem a situation where we would pull out a service weapon.”