NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- The Norfolk Police Department was challenged to participate in a country-wide lip sync battle, and they crushed it.
It started out as a thing in Texas, but now it's across the U.S. Police officers in cars, lip-syncing to pop songs, posting the videos to social media and issuing a challenge to the next officer.
The Corinth Police Department in Texas challenged the Norfolk Police to participate by sharing their own lip sync video.
Norfolk Police sent a response saying they were ready to take on the challenge, 'Don't Believe Me? Just Watch"
On Monday, the Norfolk Police Department again teased to the video saying they rerecorded, so the wait is almost over!
After much anticipation, the local men and women in blue shared their lip sync response challenging several other law enforcement agencies, the Seattle Police Department, Norfolk Constabulary, Virginia Beach Police Department and Saint Louis Metropolitan Police Department. According to Corporal William D. Pickering Jr., the Norfolk Police Department can't turn down a challenge.
According to the Norfolk Police Department, the main officer in the video, Officer Christopher Taveras, was chosen because he most resembled Bruno Mars.
After reading a few of the comments, we're sorry to report that Officer Taveras is taken.
According to ABC, the challenge started with Alexander Mena, a deputy in the Bexar County, Texas, Sheriff's Office. On June 19, a video of him singing to "Fuiste Mala" by the Kumbia Kings went viral. The video has 1.4 million views and over 22K shares.
Other police departments across Texas and the U.S. joined in on the fun using the hashtag: LipSyncBattle.
Only time will tell how far this challenge will go.
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