Photo: Baby thanks Charlotte officer after ending dispute

CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY)- A baby took an uncanny interest in a Charlotte Mecklenburg police officer after the officer ended a neighborly dispute, according to the department. CMPD posted pictures to Facebook Tuesday showing the officer and the baby.

The two officers encountered the child when responding to a dispute between the girl's father and a neighbor. The officers were able to end the dispute and get the men to shake hands. That's when the child reached for the officer's arm, CMPD said. The man told CMPD the girl never wants to be held - especially by a stranger. The man was so impressed, he asked if he could take a picture with the officer.

"The compassion and understanding that Officer Jarka and Officer Chomicki showed this neighborhood further strengthened the bond between the police and the community," CMPD said on Facebook.