1. New York’s Pride parade was held Sunday, and the NYPD was out in full force to make sure the party was a safe one.
2. But one officer went above and beyond the call of duty, blessing a thirsty city with his dirty dance moves.
3. The video was shot by Paige Ponzeka, a member of the LGBT sports group Big Apple Softball League. She and her fellow players were marching in the parade through Lower Manhattan when one member decided to test his dance skills out one of New York’s finest.
“The cop was standing there all stoic,” Ponzeka told BuzzFeed News. “As soon as Aaron started dancing with him, grinding up against him, the cop tried to stay still but then he just got super into it.”
“The crowd loved it,” she said. “It was an awesome moment.”
The purple-shirted dancer, Aaron Santis, told BuzzFeed News he’d been trying — and failing — to dance with cops all day. Then he spotted our heroic hot cop and thought he’d try one more time.
“I didn’t expect him to get into it as much as he did,” Santis said. “The crowd just loved it and I think it made him want to dance more.”
“It was such a fun moment. He was such a good sport and I’m so glad he decided to dance.”
7. Here’s the very appropriate sticker.
8. IMPORTANT UPDATE: Here’s the dance scene from a different angle! Turns out the hot cop has even more moves we didn’t see… and he got TWO kisses!
10. Meet Police Officer Michael Hance!
Unfortunately, although we tried repeatedly to convince the NYPD to let us speak with Hance, the department refused.
From his social media accounts, though, we know Hance is straight, single (!!), and has two young children.
According to his LinkedIn profile, he’s been with the NYPD for 16 years. In 2005, he was honored by the New York City Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association for his heroism and quick thinking in working with his partner to save the life of a young boy who had been choking.
H/T DNA Info
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