When a 911 call ends up being a dance video — you bust a move
Durham police officer dispatched after reports of a fight finds a peaceful music video shoot
What do you do when you're called to the scene of a fight — only to find out someone is shooting a music video instead?
You join in, if you're Const. Jarrod Singh with the Durham Regional Police Service east of Toronto.
Singh had responded to a call in downtown Oshawa on Sunday night when he found the University of Ontario Institute of Technology dance troupe filming a video.
After making sure everything was in order, he joined in on the fun.
"I saw eight people gathered around one person, so I can see how a member of the public thought it was a fight," said Singh. "But when I got closer I could see he was break dancing in the middle and there was someone filming it."
Gary Matharu, co-owner of Vivid Media Co., said the group was startled when two cruisers pulled into the alleyway they were shooting in.
"They showed up on either side and we thought we were going to be kicked out, but then we got to talking," said Matharu.
According to Durham police, Singh has been an officer for just over a year, but isn't new to dancing. Before he became a police officer he was part of the dance troupe at Durham College.
The video, which was posted to Facebook, has been viewed more than 650,000 times.