Apparently, accidental dance-offs don’t just happen in the movies. A Washington D.C. cop just won one and all she was trying to do was break up a group of kids who may have been about to fight. The Washington Post reports that when the cop rolled on up and invited the crowd to disperse, a teenage girl walked up to her and began to dance. What happened next was unexpected:
Aaliyah Taylor, a 17-year-old senior at Ballou High School, walked up to the officer and started playing “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” on her phone. Then she did the Nae Nae dance.
The officer, according to Taylor, laughed and said she had far better dance moves than that.
Taylor says that the unidentified officer restored some of her faith in the police:
“Instead of us fighting, she tried to turn it around and make it something fun,” Taylor said. “I never expected cops to be that cool. There are some good cops.”
According to The Post, the officer told Taylor that she’d let the kids stay if Taylor won the dance-off. After a few minutes of competitive whipping, however, the officer got tired. Taylor, however, didn’t declare herself the winner. Instead, she and the cop hugged, said they’d both won and then the kids went on their way without further protest.
The D.C. Police Department says that things like this (officers being kind, not dance-offs) happen all the time. Unfortunately, these kinds of interactions aren’t always covered by the media. “We are humans just like everyone else,” the police union secretary said. “Everyday we come in contact with thousands of citizens and almost all of them have positive outcomes.”
Check out those dance moves, though. That cop is taking her dancing very seriously.
(Via The Washington Post)