Georgia Tech police officer has spontaneous dance battle with a stranger

Sometimes you have to let loose and bust a move. That's the mindset of this officer with the Georgia Tech Police Department.

The police department posted a video on Facebook of the officer, identified as Officer Rodriguez, trading dance moves with a stranger.

Officer Robert Rodriguez had just finished some training when he looked out the window and saw a man dancing on the sidewalk.

"I came back after taking my gear off and he was still there, I said, all right, let's actually do it this time," said Rodriguez.

The officer showed the man his moves and the competition was on. A fellow officer captured the entire dance battle on video without either dancer knowing.

"It's all in good fun, made people smile that's all I care about," said Officer Rodriguez.

Officer Rodriguez is part of the Community Outreach Engagement team. He says it's been a rough year for law enforcement, and while he didn't plan to show off his dancing skills, it's important that the community sees the person behind the badge.

"People just seeing the human side of us.  We like to have fun and dance around because we're just people," said Rodriguez.

Officer Rodriguez may protect and serve now, but as a child, he wanted to be a performer.

"I grew up watching Michael Jackson, Usher, Chris Brown, that's what I thought I was going to do for a living. I spent many hours dancing," said Rodriguez.

A Georgia Tech police officer was captured having a short dance battle with a stranger in a video. (Photo: Georgia Tech Police Department)

He says he didn't get the name of the stranger on the other side of the window. When the dancing stopped, they simply waved and went their separate ways.

"I would love to know who it is. If I could find out who it was maybe we'd do an official dance battle," said Rodriguez.

The post asked for viewers to drop a donut emoji in the comment section if they enjoyed the short dance-off. It didn't take long for the comment section to turn into a donut shop. 

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