This was the first song that Sam Hunt, Zach Crowell and Matt Jenkins wrote together. "We sat down, and Zach, he had a track that he had already recorded before I came in," Hunt recalled to Taste of Country
. "So we sat there and listened to it, and it was this real pretty track that kind of sounded like it might be a heartbreak song or a love song."
After hearing what Crowell brought to the table, Hunt stepped into the vocal booth and began freestyling the idea of falling in love in the back of a cop car. "So, the idea popped into my head. This story popped in my head. The image of a cop car had this little bit of delinquent charm to it," Hunt continued. "So we started talking about the story, and how it happened and how we can write a song about it. It seemed kind of left field at the time, but as we started talking about it, it sort of came together."
Hunt added that the story told in the song actually happened, although the reason for being put into the cop car was "nothing too major; just made for a good story."