NOPD officers surprise Algiers teen robbed of hoverboard

After a 14-year-old was robbed of his hoverboard and a gun pointed at him, an NOPD officer decided he couldn't sit idly by.

ALGIERS, La. -- A group of New Orleans police officers is putting a smile back on the face of an Algiers teen who was robbed of his hoverboard last week.

On Tuesday December 27, surveillance video captured the incident just outside the 14-year-old's home. 

In the video, the teen can be seen riding his hoverboard when two men walk up from the side of the house. 

In a flash, they run up to the boy and shove him off the board. The 14-year-old decides to chase the two men, but then a car pulls up and the driver points a gun at the teen.

After seeing the story on the news, Officer Brian Pollard could not sit idly by. 

"To know that this is just a normal kid minding his own business, in his own neighborhood, having fun, it really bothered me a lot," Pollard said. "I felt I needed to do something."

So the officer, along with Fourth District officers, decided to surprise the teen with a brand new hoverboard.

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