It was only a matter of time before Colorado turned into a police state.

Exhibit A: Three police officers in Brighton arrested a dad for playing tee-ball with his six-year-old daughter and wife at Donelson Park on Sunday.

“She’s like, ‘Daddy, I don’t want you to get arrested.’ At this point I’m thinking, There’s no way they’re going to arrest me, this is insane. I’m telling her, ‘Don’t worry, Daddy’s not going to get arrested. I’ve done nothing wrong. Don’t worry about it,’ and then they arrest me.”

Police slapped the handcuffs on daddy right in front of his kid and marched him past the park sign that said groups of four or more were allowed in the park for “walking, hiking, biking, running and similar activities.”

We would argue tee-ball falls into the category of “similar activities.”

But wait, it gets gross.

The officers, who by the very nature of their job are more likely to be exposed and act as a carrier of COVID-19, were in daddy’s face and not wearing a mask. 

None of them were wearing gloves and two of the three officers felt it necessary to put their hands on the 33-year-old father to escort him to the police car.

Police let him go after spending 10 minutes in the back of the cruiser, so now daddy’s gotta be thinking he’s all crusty with the COVID and probably had to burn his clothes.

The whole exercise was a complete waste of resources and time while putting an entire family at risk of coming in contact with a deadly virus. 

This incident wasn’t just a fluke with one cop, three officers thought the small family violated the state’s social distancing guidelines.

Not the law, but vague guidelines. 

Oh, and Fox 31 has the video