While reviewing dashcam footage, the Dover Police Department in Delaware said they “found video of something quite amusing”: an officer jamming to Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off.” Officer Jeff Davis, who has been with the department for 19 years, starts singing in the cop car:
“I stay out too late. Got nothing in my brain. That’s what people say, mmm-mmm. That’s what people say, mmm-mmm.” Priceless. And he gets into the song with some head bobbing, too. Awesome. The department said, “We decided we would share some with you in a new Web series called “DashCam Confessionals.”‘ “We hope you enjoy this…and Taylor Swift, if you’re watching…we’re sorry.”
The video was staged, said Mark Hoffman, spokesman for Dover Police Department. “This was done in fun,” he added. Hoffman said the production took about 15 minutes to tape.
Now the YouTube video posted on Jan. 16 has more than 8 million views. One commenter wrote, “This made me smile today. great moves. 🙂 thanks for sharing.” On Sunday, the police department highlighted a Twitter response from Swift. The singer said, “LOLOLOLOL THE SASS.”