Dashcam Viral: Cop Lip-Syncs to Taylor Swift

Dover PD's Jeff Davis seriously gets into This. Sick. Beat.
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 18, 2015 9:44 AM CST

"While reviewing dashcam footage," ominously begins the Dover Police Department's Facebook post, "we come across some interesting sights to say the least. We hope you enjoy this...and Taylor Swift, if you're watching...we're sorry." What follows is what it dubs a "Dashcam Confessional" in the form of 48-year-old Master Cpl. Jeff Davis lip-syncing rather enthusiastically to Swift's "Shake It Off"—which might seem like an unlikely choice for a gruff-looking cop, but the dad of four says he's more than passingly familiar with Swift thanks to his 10year-old daughter, reports the AP. And for the record, "Yes, I did know that the camera was on," he tells Fox News, via E! Online.

Davis says there was serious intent behind the far-from-serious video: "With all of the negative publicity the police have been getting nationwide and worldwide, I think it was a good thing to show a little, the lighter side of the police," he says. "We are human and we have a tough job to do. We just wanna kind of make a funny video to show that we're all human." The video is complete with Davis in a classic try-and-act-normal-at-a-stoplight moment. It's currently closing in on 8 million views. (More Taylor Swift stories.)

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