There are still a few Harlem Shake videos floating around the atmosphere. Six officers in the U.K. were disciplined for filming themselves breaking into erratic movement, inspired by Baueer and Mad Decent’s viral hit.
In the recording one motorcycle cops starts first, then the other five join in. Even though the video was made at the end of the officers’ shift, officials didn’t sympathize.
The UK Sun reports:
Hilarious footage posted on YouTube shows one motorcycle cop in a crash helmet — apparently filmed in a nick’s underground car park — suddenly starting to cavort. Five colleagues at first appear to ignore him, then join in.
The climax of the video — entitled Metropolitan Police Harlem Shake — sees the officers frolicking to the disco-style flashing of blue lights on several parked motorbikes and a van.
One copper wearing a reflective jacket puts a traffic cone on his head as he dances up against the police van.
Two in crash helmets and leather trousers shimmy as a fellow cop circles them on a pushbike.
The video follows several made by fire brigades and squaddies.
Three months ago Surrey Police released one for Comic Relief.
But it hit a sour note with Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe’s force.
A Scotland Yard spokesman said: “The Metropolitan Police Service does not condone unprofessionalism in the workplace.
“We expect high standards from all our staff. Appropriate misconduct procedures have been taken regarding those involved.”
Baueer and Mad Decent’s uptempo dance single reportedly earned the duo $6 for every 1,000 views (the song grabbed more the more than 40 million looks YouTube). They were sued this year for allegedly using unlicensed samples to create the song.
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