The Western Australia (WA) police have responded to the “Running Man” dance challenge made by the New Zealand Police on the internet and it comes with an appearance from an orphaned joey.
Riot police, Constable Care and dogs from the canine unit of the force joined about 60 officers in Perth as they pranced and bopped along in one of two videos the WA Police released on its official Facebook page.
The second video shows officers from the Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Northam and Cue regional centres engaging in the challenge in several scenes and places, according to ABC News.
“WA is often known as the ‘Wait Awhile’ State and this could be said for our #runningmanchallenge!! Apparently it was kind of a trend,” WA Police wrote on Facebook. “Who knew our wide brown land plays hosts to so many coppers and community members who can move like Jagger?!!”
The video with the regional centre officers ends with the young male red kangaroo giving chase to an officer across an oval, and it was received positively by many Facebook users. “Sorry to say but I think the regional WA has done it better lol,” user Cynthia Robinson said.
Others, on the other hand, praised the officers for making an effort to make the video. “WA may not have the best dancing skills but 100 per cent for enthusiasm!” Rebecca Kate said.
The joey was named Cuejo by the police in March and he was rescued after his mother was hit and killed by a truck. He was nearly abducted by a wedge-tailed eagle while he was in the yard at the Burringurrah Community Police Station.
The New Zealand Police took it upon themselves to post a clip of eight of their officers performing their own version of the Running Man on Facebook, then issued a challenge to it’s Australian, US and UK counterparts.
Watch the videos of the WA Police’s own version of the “Running Man” below: