A Canadian police officer responding to a 911 call showed off his dance skills when he found himself in the middle of a video shoot.
Durham Regional Police Service Officer Jarrod Singh was about to end his shift Sunday night when he was called to break up an alleged fight in downtown Oshawa, Ontario, ABC News reported.
He instead found a group of college students filming a dance video near the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.
“I saw eight people gathered around one person, so I can see how a member of the public thought it was a fight,” Singh said in a statement released by the Durham Regional Police. “But when I got closer I could see he was break dancing in the middle and there was someone filming it.”
The team, composed of around 20 college students, were filming a teaser video for an upcoming dance competition, said 23-year-old Mahdi Atarfi, a student at UOIT who is part of the dance team.
“When the cops showed up the guys filming were like, ‘Quick, quick,’ because they were nervous and thought they were going to make us leave,” Altarfi, a native of Saudi Arabia, told ABC News. “Then he told me he was a hip-hop dancer.”
Altarfi then told Singh to “show” him “something.”
Singh was a former member of a college dance troupe, police said.
“I was like, OK, this guy can move,” Altarfi said. “He finished and was going to leave and I said, ‘No man, it’s not that easy,’ and asked him to do another dance with me.”
The two then did a freestyle dance, which was caught on camera. The video has now been viewed more than a million times.
The dance team plans to use the clip in their submission to the dance competition.
“We want to make sure to win it so, yeah, we’re going to put the cop in,” he said. “Maybe there’s a part two, you don’t know, one day.”
(h/t: ABC News)
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