Directing traffic in downtown Providence, RI since 1984, and originally inspired by a bit on the old Candid Camera TV show, Officer Tony Lepore is a traffic cop with serious moves. The descriptively dubbed "Dancing Cop" has been exhibiting near-criminal levels of flair for holiday motorists long enough to be considered a genuine attraction in the New England city.

Truth is, Officer Lepore hasn't been a full-time peacekeeper since he left the force to go into business with his brother, way back in 1988. Four years later, Providence officials asked Lepore to return on a 10-day contract, to help draw more shoppers to the downtown area during the holiday season. The Dancing cop has been so successful since then, he's been asked back every year to bust a move for the season.

Watch the video below to hear Officer Lepore tell his own tale, and to see him shake a tail feather.


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      Richard
      • 2 Years Ago
      Where are the construction worker, the native american, and the cowboy?
        Jake
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Richard
        Ah, my first chuckle of the day. Thanks
        Brodz
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Richard
        I'm sure there are other intersections in providence that need direction.
      autoblogfan
      • 2 Years Ago
      Quite arresting.
      lazybeans
      • 2 Years Ago
      he looks like super mario
      Toronto St. Pats
      • 2 Years Ago
      Haha this guy is great. We need more people like this.
      Fazzster
      • 2 Years Ago
      Nice to see a public servant offsetting the Governor's war on Christmas cheer....
        Mr E
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Fazzster
        As much as I wanted to deride him, it's nice to see a positive, light-hearted story about the police.
      nintwala
      • 2 Years Ago
      I use to work in the building near this location and have eaten at that dinner a ton of times. After a couple of years of listening to that whistle every freaking day, it gets a little annoying. :)
      Andy Cao
      • 2 Years Ago
      as fun as it looks, i would hate to be running a business near by, hearing that whistle all day long would drive me banana
      • 2 Years Ago
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      ابوذر ڀرڳڙي
      • 2 Years Ago
      Yeah... I'm sure it gets annoying. Maybe I'm an unimaginative person but I don't think a police officer should be acting like that. It just looks silly and unprofessional. Even if he is a traffic cop.
      diffrunt
      • 2 Years Ago
      Downtown Miami, 1946, "Jimmy " was a virtuoso of police whistling ,dancing, & directing traffic.
      Jo
      • 2 Years Ago
      Making work fun! Awesome!
      Jake
      • 2 Years Ago
      Now they just need to let umpires do this in the major leagues, like Leslie Nielson in the Naked Gun.
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