Cops were chasing the unidentified suspect and finally caught up to him on Laurel Canyon Boulevard by performing a PIT maneuver — a shut-down technique in which officers put the front of their vehicle into the back of the one they’re chasing, then steer into the second car to make it lose traction, spin out and stop, according to WHO TV.
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Police immediately ordered the suspect to get out of the vehicle and put his hands up. At first the man complied, but then something unusual happened. Viral video of the arrest shows the man first do a slow side shuffle, then immediately launch into what appears to be a well-choreographed dance routine that lasts about 15 seconds.
A suspect's driving wasn't the only thing that was reckless: He also busted out some carefree dance moves at the end of a chase – all while officers had their guns drawn. https://t.co/NxK3A13Xp6 pic.twitter.com/CjQPP55vy5
— CBS Los Angeles (@CBSLA) March 20, 2019
The number even involves spinning and some touching of his toes — pretty risky moves considering officers had their guns drawn and his hands were supposed to be in the air.
When the routine was over, the man did not take a bow. Instead, he lifted his shirt, as police told him to, to prove he was unarmed. After the brief interlude, he surrendered and followed the rest of the officers’ orders. But it seems he couldn’t resist milking his 15 seconds of fame.
And people on social media couldn’t resist reacting to the impromptu jig either.
They finally caught Jamiroquai.
— Jos. A. Dank (@JohnCBaer) March 20, 2019
“Francis, this is your chance, your moment, the whole world is watching, who cares if Simon Cowell thought you were trash, prove them all wrong”
— Robert Ayotte (@robertayotte65) March 20, 2019
America's got talent.
And lots of drugs.
— Rodger (with a D) (@Noz4news) March 20, 2019
“You don’t always see that happening here at the end of a pursuit,” said the KTLA helicopter reporter who filmed the man dancing.
Yahoo Lifestyle has reached out to the California Highway Patrol for more information on the identity and status of the rug-cutting suspect.
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