Oh, how easy it is to forget that we all are but mere humans.
Even those that, each day, don a uniform that gives them supreme power over the rest of us will, at times, slip up. And when they do, they no doubt pray they aren't being recorded, watched - or worse - filmed.
Unfortunately, one such man of power suffered the latter today during a momentary brain-snap of immense proportions.
Standing just left of camera during ESPN's Michael Wilbon's post-game wrap, a police officer stood guard on the court at Oakland Arena following the Golden State Warriors' 104 - 89 thrashing of the Cleveland Cavaliers.
During the two-minute broadcast, the officer looked at the camera numerous times, never once moving out of the shot. What he did next suggests he didn't realise he was in fact live on-air.
A young, female Golden State Warriors fan appeared in the shot, walking in between the policeman and Wilbon. Without missing a beat, the officer locked his gaze on the woman's behind, staring for a good few seconds before looking straight back at the camera like a deer in the headlights.