Saturday, February 27, 2010

HF :: dancing traffic cop



Someone called in about HF. But it wasn't a complaint. It was to give compliments! A few days ago, HF had to direct traffic after a college basketball game. This person was a pedestrian and was impressed with his traffic directing skillz. I thought that was hilarious. I asked him if he wiggled his butt while waving cars through. I also asked him if he did any breakdancing or Michael Jackson moves. He said that one of the cops in the department is known for his "moves" in the street. He gave HF a few pointers on how to put on a show. These pointers apparently paid off! He got the pedestrians involved by having them boo cars that didn't follow instructions and that sort of thing. I think having some fun while directing traffic helps to ease the after game tensions or just the overall moods of the passengers and pedestrians while they are stuck in traffic. I don't have a video to show you of HF directing traffic, but check out this retired cop, Tony Lepore, from Rhode Island and his dancing cop moves! I love it.

12 comments:

Mama Hen said...

Haha! Love it!

911 and the Randomness.. said...

Yipee! that's so awesome!!

Cop Mama said...

So funny! Thanks for sharing the clip. Have a great weekend!

Natalie said...

That's so great that he was complimented. One of the things FH hates the most is directing traffic because everyone's IQ instantly drops to zero when they see him waving them through to places. I'll have to get him to shake his booty for them, though that may cause more problems!

Gayle said...

If I was one of those drivers (in the clip) I would be completeley confused by his directions! He's just waving his arms around willy nilly...hmmm.

Deputy's Wife said...

That's great! If I was sitting in traffic and a cop started dancing, I'd probably just sit there to watch or I'd park and go dance with him! I wish all cops would dance when they had traffic duty!

Mama's Ramblings said...

That is so funny!! Here is a link that I thought I would share since you posted this one.

This video is of a Kansas City, Missouri poilce officer breakin' it down (or doing his Pre-Check)!!

ENJOY!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEPrrGWN8F8&feature=player_embedded

Confessions From A Working Mom said...

I personally believe life is a musical, so I LOVE this clip. Was he retired when he did it, or has he since retired??? I cannot imagine an officer down here doing that!

~Elizabeth
Confessions From A Working Mom

Jenn said...

I want the video of HF on the job.

MONICA-LnP said...

love it!

mrs. fuzz said...

Gayle- I agree! If I were behind the wheel, I would end up crashing because I wouldn't know which way he wante me to go! It probably drives people a little batty I'm assuming, especially since there was that part in the video where he says, "hey! don't swear at me! I'm able to read lips pretty good these days. . . " or something like that.

Mama's Ramblings- thanks for the link! That was some pretty good dancing. :) I especially like the part where he was shopping and putting stuff in his cart. I have no idea what that dance move is called. . .

Haddock said...

This guy is enjoying his work, and that is how it should be.