ROSENBERG, TX (CNN) -- A kid with a football caught the attention of a police officer in Rosenberg, Texas.

Take a look at the dash cam video. It shows the officer pull over, get out, and starts to play catch.

Sgt. Ariel Soltura says he noticed the boy by himself, tossing a football up and down in his hands. Soltura had just finished a traffic stop, and he decided to stop for a bit and play "some toss."

The officer says he didn't want to be intrusive, so he left after tossing the ball back and forth a few times.

He says he's done this kind of thing before, just trying to engage kids in the community, whether they're playing with a football, riding bikes, or skateboarding.

Soltura says it helps officers appear more human and encourages co-operation with the public.

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