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Philadelphia’s Police Department has a social media genius on its hands. Sgt. Eric Gripp is well-known in the Philly community as well as on the Philadelphia Police Department’s Facebook page because of his video shenanigans. But this time, he may have outdone himself.

Gripp, and what looks like the entire PPD, put together a hilarious spoof of Curb Your Enthusiasm to do the Running Man Challenge. This has to be the biggest meme video to ever be done, well, by a police department.

The 11-minute video begins with Police Commissioner Richard Ross being called out by other police departments across the country to do the Running Man Challenge. You know, that viral dance that looks nothing like the original running man? And, of course, Ross accepts the challenge. Then hilarity ensues.


Talk about community engagement!