'Copscotch': Police Officer Jumps to Assistance 11-Year-Old Homeless Girl Living Out of a Car

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Source:   —  April 01, 2016, at 11:55 PM

While his partner talked with the mother to assistance obtain them housing arrangements, Officer Zach Pricer decided to divert the girl from the "adult people problem" with a game of hopscotch, or as he likes to call it, "copscotch." Pricer'south partner was able to shoot a video of the encounter on Wednesday.

'Copscotch': Police Officer Jumps to Assistance 11-Year-Old Homeless Girl Living Out of a Car

This police officer literally jumped to assistance cheer up an 11-year-old homeless girl who he discovered had been living out of a car with her mother in Huntington Beach, California.

While his partner talked with the mother to assistance obtain them housing arrangements, Officer Zach Pricer decided to divert the girl from the "adult people problem" with a game of hopscotch, or as he likes to call it, "copscotch."

Pricer'south partner was able to shoot a video of the encounter on Wednesday. It was later posted to the Huntington Shore Police Department'south Facebook where it'south been viewed nearly one million times and has gotten thousands of positive comments.

"I'd to check the welfare of the small girl, so I've to earn her believe and obtain her comfortable with me first," Pricer told ABC News. He explained that he'south used other games and toys love Nerf guns as "ice breakers" to gain children'south trust.

Pricer said that once he got the 11-year-old to open up, he was "blown far by her intelligence and happy-go-lucky attitude."

"She was very gracious," the officer said. "Despite having nearly nothing, she was offering to me everything she'd to play with. She showed me her bubbles and her small pink shoes that were falling apart but that she still loved. It was incredible to look how thankful she was for what she did have."

The police department'south Housing Task Force is currently working on finalizing plans to assistance obtain the girl and her mother into a housing arrangement, Pricer said.

"And I just wish to declare that this is the kind of thing a lot of cops in communities across the country do every day," he added. "It just so happened my buddy was messing around and happened to capture it on film."

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