CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officer Caleb Costner shared a larger than life moment on his Facebook page during NBA All-Star weekend in Charlotte this past weekend.
Officer Costner said a vehicle stopped as it was coming through an intersection where he and his partner were doing traffic control.
Costner said the vehicle window rolled down and sitting in the car was NBA legend Shaquille O’ Neal.
“Soo Shaq comes through me and my partners intersection. He then rolls down his window and gives props to Officer Dominguez, Officer Edwards and I for the quick traffic control at our intersection,” said officer Costner in the Facebook post. “I told him it wasn’t just us but that the entire CMPD was doing a great job running traffic so smoothly.”
The NBA star took time to take a selfie with the officer at the intersection on the way to the Spectrum Center for NBA All-Star game festivities.
“He then said he supported and appreciated all we as officers do," said Costner. "Thanks for the encouragement and support Shaq from all of us!”
With thousands of people in Charlotte for NBA All-Star activities, CMPD officers were at just about every corner uptown.
Police say outside of the secure NBA All-Star zone, they had some issues around non sanctioned events. Police say between Thursday and Saturday afternoon – officers made nine arrests and confiscated 10 guns.
Inside the zone in uptown where NBA activities are happening, officers reported they didn’t had any significant problems.